Buxton, Crash, Fire

Banks Fire responds to vehicle crash, downed tree, vehicle fire, and brush fire – all at the same incident

The entrance to Stub Stewart State Park. Photo: Chas Hundley

BUXTON - Banks Fire District 13 and Metro Ambulance West responded to a vehicle crash, a vehicle fire, a downed tree, and a brush fire on Monday night.

It was all tied to one incident, first called in at 11:31 p.m. near Stub Stewart State Park.

According to Danny DiPietro, Communications Sergeant with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, an 18-year-old female driver crashed her 2002 Chevy Trailblazer into a tree near the Stub Stewart State Park entrance on Highway 47.

The tree fell across Highway 47, causing a road closure near the midnight hour as crews cleaned up the mess, per the Banks Fire District.

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