AKRON, Colo. -- At 3:34 p.m. June 25, Merino firefighters we were called for mutual aid with Akron Volunteer Fire Department at Washington County Roads 54 and CC for a large grass fire.

The Merino Volunteer Fire Department sent Squad 24 with two firefighters. Departments that were on the call were Akron Volunteer Fire Department, Otis Volunteer Fire Department, Sterling Fire Department, and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (BC14). Firefighters were also assisted by many local farmers and water trucks.