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Even Minor Fires Can Get Out Of Control Quickly Under Current Conditions

Fairbury Rural Fire was called to the scene of a small ditch fire at the corner of 3rd and L Streets in Fairbury. The call came in at approximately 6:15 p.m., on Wednesday, March 2.There were actually two fires, one in each of the ditches on 3rd Street and L Street. Only a single water truck was needed and the flames were doused in a matter of minutes. Firefighters stayed on for several minutes after, however, watering the area to ensure there was no chance the fires could reignite.The previous day, Jefferson and Saline County Emergency Management issued a fire danger warning for the area, due to winds and extremely low humidity. Emergency M...

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