- Mt. Morris Fire Responds Mutual Aid with Forreston for a Barn Fire -
In the early evening hours of March 1st, 2008 the Mt. Morris Fire District was called mutual aid to Forreston for a working barn fire. Mt. Morris was asked to respond with a Heavy Rescue and a Chief on a Second Alarm. Shortly after arriving on scene command was given to Chief Hough by Forreston Fire Command. Mt. Morris also sent a Tender Company to the scene on a Third Alarm as well. The barn was a total loss, however area firefighters were able to save all the other buildings on the property. A large excavator was brought in to safely complete overhaul. Mt. Morris Firefighters were on scene about six hours.