Approximately 4 Acres Off Highway 146 and 943 Scorched by Brushfires, SCHWAB CITY, February 27, 2008 - Dry windy conditions sparked a brush fire off of Highway 146 and 943 Wednesday, February 27, 2008 shortly after 3 pm. Approximately 4 acres burned as firefighters from Livingston Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene to put out the fire. The fire was put out before 4 pm but flared up again just before 5 pm. Once again, firefighters from Livingston arrived on the scene to put out the recurring blaze. The soft mushy fields made conditions difficult for heavy trucks loaded down with water for dowsing the flames. Polk County Today asked volunteer fireman Roy Sanders, a fireman with 40+ years experience how do you get to fires that are in deep underbrush and soft fields, "Any way you can" Sanders stated. The flames were doused once again before 6:30 pm.