VERMILLION Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Vermillion County man is charged after a brush fire spread into acres of woods Saturday.
According to the Vermillion County sheriff, callers reported smoke in the area of a stopped train on the Hillsdale Rail spur around 4 p.m.
It took fire crews nearly two hours to put the fire out.
Investigators found that Ryan Pfister of Hillsdale started a small brush fire and left it unattended.
They said Pfister and his wife were inside their home, unaware of the fire.
Pfister was charged under Indiana Code 13-17-9-3 and is summoned to court.
The Vermillion County sheriff is reminding residents that a burn ban for the county is still in effect.