Wanship man protects home with garden hose from blaze in Summit County
WANSHIP — A Wanship man fought to protect his home with a garden hose as a wildfire rages in Summit County.
Russ Mosley watched three homes destroyed by the fire. He wet down a propane tank and the surrounding area around his house as the flames crept closer to the residence.
As of about 4:45 p.m. fire crews were able to save Mosley’s home.
Mosley told a Fox 13 News reporter that he was “scared, emotional, but I can’t leave.”
The blaze may be started by lightning.
The fire was ignited at approximately 1 p.m. It has grown to 400 acres by 4 p.m.
Residents of the Rockport Estates neighborhood were the first to be evacuated, followed by Sunrise Loop in Promontory and the Bridgehollow subdivision.