SVFD responds to simultaneous fires

Superior Volunteer Department respond to two fires Monday


February 29, 2024

Monday afternoon, members of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department responded to two fires at nearly the same time.

“Butch” Nondorf called his son, Scott - the fire chief, and reported smoke. Live embers from a burn pit at the Mertens residence at the southwest corner Superior had ignited closely cropped grass around the pit and a brisk westerly wind had pushed the fire to the edge of Lost Creek.

Mertens had been issued a fire permit and used the burn pit a month ago.

While rushing toward Superior to join other members of the SVFD, a fireman spotted smoke rising into the air at the Mason Ely r...

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