NUNDA – A grass and brush fire nearly cost a homeowner a barn early Monday evening when a small pit fire ignited dry grass and burned a swath of land behind a residence on Meyers Road at about 5:07 p.m.
The home and barn sit on a steep slope covered in dry thickets, which the homeowner was concerned might have burned down the entire slope West of Meyers Road toward Mill Street.
High winds did not make fighting the fire any easier, but firefighters with the Nunda Fire Department quickly controlled the scene and extinguished the fire.
The homeowner suffered no losses as a result of the fire.
Firefighters with the Nunda Fire Department responded to the scene, assisted by ambulance crews and the Nunda Police Department.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo/Conrad Baker)