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Fire destroys barn, threatens house in Apple Springs

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Firefighters from five area departments battle a blaze on Wednesday. Courtesy photoFirefighters from five area departments battle a blaze on Wednesday. Courtesy photo

TCNS staff

APPLE SPRINGS — Five area fire departments helped battle a grass fire combined with a barn fire on Wednesday.

Apple Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brett Selman said they received the call on a structure and grass fire just before 4 p.m. Wednesday to property about 5 miles west of Apple Springs.

ASVFD responded with two trucks and four firefighters, then called in Groveton, Trinity, Pennington and Hudson departments for assistance.

Selman said that when they arrived, they started immediately, as the flames were threatening the structure of property owner Margaret Rowe.

The grass fire was knocked down quick; however, a barn, used to house tools, books and other random household items, was completely on fire and was a total loss, including the contents.

Selman said the cause of the blaze is unknown at this time and remains under investigation.

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