Eula Volunteer Fire Department looking for volunteers after back-to-back weekend fires


EULA, Texas (KRBC) - Sunday afternoon, crews worked to save a home, just south of Eula, on County Road 236.

Clyde and Eula volunteer fire departments battled the flames.

The home is a complete loss, everyone inside made it out safely and the cause is still under investigation.

KRBC learning what the toll of back-to-back fires is taking on the department in the county.

Two large fires in two days, and with the dry season showing no signs of changing, there could be another fire at any moment.

So, the volunteer fire departments need more people willing to train up and suit up.

"We had all just worked together yesterday on a 60-acre fire, out south of Clyde," Assistant Eula Volunteer Fire Chief Charlie Dawson said. "So, we're back here today."

Dawson said with the dry weather, fires are more likely to start.

"We're just trying to get it mopped up before these winds kick in later and spread this thing," Dawson said.

With more fires, brings the need for more people to fight them.

"We can always use more volunteers. It's fluctuating up and down," Dawson said.

Dawson said the volunteer fire departments tend to be small, so when the fire is big, they ask for backup, they have to rely on crews from neighboring towns to help.

"It's a great community out here. Each fire department's working together. We train together, we come together on these fires. That's the blessing," Dawson said.

He said it is a passion each firefighter knows is tough but rewarding.

It's a job that pays in not monetary value but it pays in helping your neighbor."

Those interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter can contact the Eula Volunteer Fire Department at (325) 668-8712. 

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