On Sunday, October 9th, at approximately 4:25 p.m. Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services were dispatched to 342 Stoners Road Adairsville for a fire, no structure was endangered. Crews were advised that a man had possibly been burned. A tractor and hay bailer were on fire and had caught the field on fire. Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find approximately 1 acre of a hay field on fire along with a hay bailer and tractor. Georgia Forestry was requested for assistance. Multiple engine crews arrived on the scene and were able to successfully contain the fire to the field of origin. BCFES crews were able to save 2 nearby tractors and 3 structures from the fire. The hay bailer was a total loss and the tractor that pulled it received damage from the fire. A man sustained burns to his back and was transported to a hospital by Metro Atlanta Ambulance Services. There was a second male who said he also had burns to his hands, he went to the hospital in a personal vehicle. No other injuries were reported. Approximately 11 acres of the field burned.
Meanwhile, fire crews were called to Barnsley Gardens road for a structure fire on Thursday, October 6th. Crews were dispatched to Gill Road at Barnsley Church Road, Kingston at approximately 3:14 p.m. Crews found no structure endangered. Caller advised that the residence at this location was located inside Floyd County, but the field that was on fire was in Bartow County. Engine 7 arrived on the scene but was not able to access the field. Rescue 7 and Brush 15 arrived on the scene to find the homeowner on his UTV waiting to guide personnel back to the fire. The fire started in a field while the owner was bush-hogging and spread to the woods. Brush 15 was able to begin spraying water and reach a large portion of the fire quickly. Rome Fire Department was called to aid and the Georgia Forestry Commission was notified. The fire was under control when Georgia Forestry arrived. Approximately 2 acres were burned. No injuries were reported.