Brush Fire Near Church

A brush fire in the St. Phillips Catholic Church yard was quickly contained.

A brush fire in the St. Phillips Catholic Church yard was quickly contained. Photo by Alexis Bechman. |

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A quick moving brush fire ate through 1.5 acres of a church’s side yard Thursday afternoon, surprising church officials and neighbors who watched as the low lying flames easily burned through the dry brush as blustery winds pushed the smoke all over.

Crews quickly got the fire at St. Phillips Church, 511 S. St. Phillips Street, under control and no structures were damaged.

Read more in Friday's Roundup.

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