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Brush fire burns 20 acres in Buffalo County

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Buffalo County (Press Release) - On October 8, 2012 at approximately. 2 p.m. the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office paged out the Fountain City Fire Department for a small out of control brush fire on Waumnadee Creek Road about 1 mile South of Hwy 88 in the Town of Milton.

The fire was reported by a neighbor. The fire department extinguished the fire and returned to the station at approximately 3:30 p.m. 

At approximately 4 p.m. the Fountain City Fire Department was again called to the same residence. Because of the very windy conditions at the time the fire had reignited and spread rapidly. 

Fire departments from Arcadia and Tri-Community were called in to assist Fountain City. During this second flare up two Fire Fighters were slightly injured and taken to a local hospital emergency room for smoke inhalation and another for a minor eye injury. Both were treated and released. 

The fire burnt approximately 20 acres of grass and woodlands. No buildings were involved. Fire agencies had the fire under control and cleared the scene just after midnight.

The origin of the fire is not known at this time. Investigation is continuing by the Fountain City Fire and Buffalo County Sheriff's Office.

Currently there are burning restrictions in Buffalo County and before ANY burning is done, you must check with your local fire department.

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