YORK – A wide open horse pasture was the site of the second grass fire in the Town of York this week.
According to first reponders on scene, the fire started at about 5 p.m. in a low spot in the field on Genesee Street.
Firefighters quickly put out the fire on the ground as high winds whipped up heavy smoke.
The horses in the pasture calmly grazed about 300 yards from the fire. No people or horses were hurt in the fire.
The fire was under control by 5:20 p.m. The York Fire Department requested Geneseo Fire and Ambulance’s grass truck to the scene as mutual aid.
All of New York State is currently in a drought watch initiated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday.
York’s first grass fire was on Thursday in a farm field on Telephone Road.
Firefighters with the York Fire Department and Geneseo Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene alongside the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Livingston County EMS.