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The Pike County Fire Department extinguished flames as father and son duo Kevin and Mason Gilham turned out to help fight the same fire.

Firefighting Family: Father-son duo fight fire

Pike County Fire Department firefighters responded to 2310 Patton Road in the northern part of the county around 4:09 p.m. April 2 to fight a reported barn fire.

Williamson, Second District, Concord, Zebulon and Lifsey Springs responded and they were at the scene for approximately three hours. Around 3,600 gallons of water was used and there was about 80% loss to structure and contents.

Father and son Kevin and Mason Gilham both responded to the scene and fought the fire together.
“Firefighters extinguished the fire and completed salvage and overhaul. The cause was determined to be a burning a pile of brush, left unattended by a neighbor,” said Neath. “The fire spread to the adjacent neighbor’s barn.”

Firefighters also responded to a camper fire at 5734 Highway 18 in Concord on March 30. Firefighters arrived around 4:45 p.m. and were able to extinguish flames with the homeowner’s garden hose. No interior extension was noted.

The cause of the fire was undetermined according to PCFD public information officer Anita Neath. Concord, Williamson, Second District and Zebulon responded to the fire and were present for around an hour, using minimal water since they extinguished the flames with a garden hose.
The camper was about ten feet away from a lean-to that was connected to a barn.

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