The Sullivan West Volunteer Fire Department doused two out-of-control fires just off the Sullivan Gardens Parkway on Tuesday afternoon.
The first, located on Church Road, burned an estimated 4 acres, said Lt. Josh Baines with the Sullivan West VFD.
No permit was obtained for that brush fire, he said.
Just as they were snuffing out the last spark there, a second fire cropped up off Lone Star Road. It burned about 2 acres, Baines said.
Baines didn’t know Tuesday afternoon whether anyone had a permit for that fire.
About 2:45 p.m., the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department also worked a brush fire.
Bloomingdale VFD Capt. Tim Riner said that blaze burned about an acre of brush behind Cheekwood Drive at the intersection of Ferncliff Drive.
Apparently, a controlled burn got out of control while it was left unattended, Riner said.
Fire officials from both departments offered some advice for anyone looking to burn a pile of brush or trash.
First, check the weather — if it’s windy, don’t bother.
Second, get a permit before you start.
Third, stay with the fire until it’s out.