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Franklin Volunteer Fire Chief Travis Aaron who has been at the front of the tornado disaster from the very first moments, uses 30 gallons of diesel fuel to get the blaze started. The fuel, in a 5 gal. Bucket was hand thrown on the blaze.

VFD burns debris from April 13 Tornado

It will take several days to see the very large brush pile that was collected from the devastation of the April 13 Franklin tornado cleared. On Monday Franklin Fire Chief along with FVFD officer Quirt Brantner and Kevin Gassen set ablaze the pile that was collected and deposited in the vacant field next to the Robertson County Food Pantry in Franklin.

The pile, towering three stories high was set on fire by the fire chief Travis Aaron and is expected to burn for the next several days and smolder even longer. With the possibility of wetter weather and lower wind, Monday was an optimal day to begin the burn.

“We don’t want this stuff too dry, better to burn it while it is green, it may be slower, but it will be easier to contain,” said Chief Aaron.


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