Berlin, Frenchtown put out woods fire
Firefighters from Berlin and Frenchtown townships battled a fire in a woods behind the former Ritter Pottery Co. property in the Village of South Rockwood Tuesday afternoon before extinguishing it with multiple fire trucks. Berlin firefighters arrived first after being dispatched at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday to the woods located off S. Huron River Dr. east of Dixie Hwy. Berlin brought three fire engines, a ladder truck and both of its brush trucks used to fight grass fires, Chief Bob Cousino said. You couldn’t get more than one brush truck through at one time.”There were trees, phragmites, grass and brush all burning. “This was our first field fire, but other departments in the county have been busy this week with structure fires and field fires,” Cousino said.monroenews.com
19 albino alligator eggs are at Florida animal park
(CNN) - Two albino alligators at a Florida animal park are the proud parents of 19 gator eggs, and park officials are hoping for a bounty of the rare white creatures. The eggs were discovered this month at Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park, about an hour's drive south of Orlando. Park officials crossed their fingers for a possible mating between the two and got their wish when they noticed the gators' changing behavior going into mating season. Because they are really, really rare, we want to pull them and just ensure they get every chance they can to hatch out and be successful," Biddle said in a video on the park's Facebook page. Park officials say that with the incubator, the eggs' chances of viability jump from about 60% to about 95%.