Raging brush fire in Girard threatens homes

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Update: A large brush fire in Girard keeps several fire departments busy most of the night as they worked to protect homes and other nearby structures.

Just before 12:30 a.m., a Lake City Police Officer discovered a brush fire burning in a corn field across the street from Girard High School.

Several fire crews responded including Girard, Fairview, Lake City and Platea.

The fire is said to have burned over an acre of land, at times threatening nearby homes, Bethel Assembly of God Church and a Barber National Institute Adult Day Services facility.

Some people did evacuate their homes as a precaution. It took over an hour before the fire was brought under control.

No injures were reported. A cause is under investigation.


A large brush fire across the street from Girard High School in a corn field in Girard is growing, threatening homes a nearby church, and a wooded area.

Girard, Lake City, Fairview and Platea fire departments are currently working to stop the fire which was first reported by Lake City Police just before 12:30 a.m. Friday. A viewer contacted us, saying some of the homes in the area were being evacuated.

A Barber National Institute Adult Day Services facility is also being threatened by flames as well as Bethel Assembly of God.

We have a crew on the scene to help us bring you updates on this story as they become available.

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