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Local Fire Departments Busy on Thursday Afternoon

At 1:10 Central Dispatch received a call about a car on fire in a garage. Centre Fire Chief Jeremy Lee provided the following report:

CFD responded to a truck fire inside an attached garage today. The fire started when the vehicle was started. The homeowner made attempt to extinguish the fire but was unable to do so. He exited the structure and called 911. Upon E9 arrival, units encountered heavy fire conditions within the garage. Personnel quickly initiated an attack and knocked out the heaviest fire. The rest of the structure was checked, but the fire damage was limited to the vehicle, garage, and one room. There was smoke and heat damage throughout the structure. We were assisted by Spring Creek, Ellisville, and Leesburg Fire Departments, along with Floyd EMS and CPD. There were no injuries.

At 2:26 PM, Central Dispatch received a call about a possible structure fire on highway 273 at the intersection of county road 110. It turned out the structure was at the intersection of county road 44 and 110 in the Hopewell community. Leesburg Units left the Centre Fire to respond. Centre Fire Chief Jeremy Lee gave us the following report on that blaze as well:

The Leesburg fire was a detached garage. It appeared it started when a lawn mower that had just been used was put into the garage. There was moderate damage to the garage and no injuries. Centre, Leesburg, Sand Rock, Tuckers Chapel, and Spring Creek responded to it.


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