October 15, 2020: Milton Fire Department returned to the top of Arrowhead Mountain to battle an ongoing wild land fire this afternoon. They were there last Saturday, Sunday and Monday working to extinguish this stubborn fire. Tuesday’s rain helped but today’s warm temperatures and high wind exasperated the situation and caused the fire to spread to a larger area. They will continue to monitor the situation over the next few days and will likely be returning to the scene this weekend. The weather system/rain moving into the area tonight and tomorrow will help in extinguishing any remaining hot spots. It is estimated the fire burned 2+\- Acres. Firefighters left the scene just before darkness set in again tonight. It is rough terrain and a very dangerous area to work. MFD was assisted by Milton Rescue, Colchester Fire and Rescue, Georgia and Fairfax Fire as well as by several residents offering their ATV’s. We thank all of the volunteers for their efforts to extinguish this fire.
October 11, 2020: Members have cleared from a second day of working on Arrowhead Mountain. We will check the area Monday morning for any areas that require attention. Extremely rough terrain has made accessing the area quite a challenge and unsafe for overnight or bad weather. *Please expect to see small areas of smoke as the hot spots die down.
October 10, 2020: The Milton Fire Department responded to a wildland fire on Arrowhead mountain this afternoon which appears to be caused by a lightning strike. It is estimated the fire burned 4 +\- Acres. The fire was knocked down but has not been completely extinguished at this point. Firefighters left the scene just before darkness set in and will return at sunrise to look for hot spots. It is rough terrain and very dangerous in the dark. We are aware of some active fire that will be monitored so there is no need to call fire department tonight. MFD was assisted by Colchester, Georgia, Fairfax and St Albans as well as by several residents offering their ATV’s.