Another busy day for local fire departments battling brush fires in these incredibly dry conditions.
Elkhart firefighters responded to a grass fire near Woodland Elementary just before 4 p.m. Wednesday. They say a man was setting off fireworks on the dirt infield of a baseball field, and that caught the grass in the outfield on fire.
They put the fire out and the man was cited, but as you can see it burned a lot of land. Firefighters say they are responding to at least one grass fire a day.
"It does deplete our resources,” said Battalion Chief Wes Johnson. “We're really not set up for wild land or grass fires to some extent. It takes a lot of resources, a lot of man power. We can still cover things in the city but once we do that it leaves us sort of thin."