Pickaway – Around 2 pm Pickaway fire was called to the scene of a large fire in the woods in the area of US-23 and Huston street.
According to Pickaway Fire, the fire was located in a well-known homeless camp within the woods on the West side of US-23. When crews arrived they found a homemade structure had burned down. No one was around when they arrived. Fire crews used ladder 1 and extended it across the train tracks to put the fire out. This caused the department to close US-23 southbound and they stopped train traffic in the area for about an hour while the fire was contained.
The department said about 3000 gallons of water were used.
This is the second homeless campfire that the fire department has put out in the last week in the same area.
Pickaway fire, Circleville fire, and Pickaway County sheriff were on scene