Ashton, Iowa– The Ashton Fire Department was called out for a fire call on Thursday, July 14, 2022, near Ashton.

According to Ashton Fire Chief Andy Gacke, at about 4:15 p.m., the Ashton Fire Department was called to the report of a fire in the median of Highway 60 in the Ashton area.

The chief says the fire department saw two small areas of fire with smoke over the southbound lane of Highway 60 as they approached the scene, which they quickly extinguished.

Gacke says no injuries were reported.

He tells us they think the fire may have been caused by a vehicle with hot brakes, or perhaps by smoking materials tossed out by a motorist on Highway 60.

Chief Gacke reports that the damage was limited to a 100′ by 20′ area of grass.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about fifteen minutes.

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