Attention Marathonians: As most of you know we are in a winter weather advisory until 09:00 tomorrow as for the Marathon basin that doesn't mean much as we will see slightly below freezing temperatures with minimal ice accumulations. However Altuda pass will be impacted as well as Big Hill headed towards Stockton so please if you do have to travel those roads this evening or early in the morning, slow down and give yourself enough space to stop. Stay safe out there!!
Notice to all Marathon Residents: Today we will be experiencing high winds, with sustained winds at 22mph gust up to 35mph. The fuel load in town and outlying areas is extremely dense and dry. Today makes good conditions for a grass fire to rapidly spread. MVFD asks that if you have plans to burn any brush to please wait until this front has passed and the winds have died down, also to be careful when parking your vehicles in high grass as the heat from your catalytic converter can start a fire. Please be vigilant if you see any signs of fire call BCSO dispatch at 432-837-5541 immediately. Thank you for your support, Stay safe out there!
At 09:16 Thursday November 24th MVFD assisted BCSO Deputy Kretschmer on a vehicle accident 40 miles south of Marathon on Highway 385. The vehicle lost control over corrected and hit the guardrail before coming to a rest on the side of the road. We ask everyone traveling the highways for thanksgiving to slow down, no meal or family gathering is worth injury or your lives. From the MVFD Family to yours we wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Have a great day and God Bless.
At 00:45 November 24th MVFD was alerted to an accident north of the county line and was requested to assist BCSO. MVFD Responded with Engine 41. Reminder to everyone driving this Thanksgiving the deer are all over the roads this time of year, please slow down and be cautious. Happy Thanksgiving, Be Safe!!
On Monday October 24th at approximately 20:00 hrs MVFD responded to a report of a vehicle vs animal accident 8 miles east of Marathon. Upon arrival found a 2016 Dodge Ram had collided with a steer, the operator of the vehicle refused medical treatment and accommodations were made for him to stay in Marathon for the evening. While on scene MVFD assisted BCSO with traffic control and removing animal from roadway.