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Burn barrel sparks grass fire

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Several local fire departments responded to a grass fire in the 500 block of County Road 1557 just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Chico, Crafton, Bridgeport, Alvord and Sand Flat fire departments were all called to the scene after a blaze escaped a burn barrel. A barn and several tires also burned.