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75 acres scorched near Magnolia

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By Linda Ireland

A brush fire got out of control Sunday afternoon in the “hills and hollers” between Magnolia and Mount Sherman.

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Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said someone was burning brush in a hollow off LG&E Road about 3 p.m. The wind picked up and spread the flames into the heavily-wooded area.

About 75 acres were affected, said Perkins.

Buffalo, Magnolia, Linwood and Summersville firefighters, State Forestry Department workers, LaRue County EMS, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and American Red Cross responded to the scene.

Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters were dispatched to a five-acre field fire on Sand Ridge Road outside Mount Sherman about 8 p.m.

They were on the scenes of both fires several hours.

 The National Weather Service warned of wildfire danger about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The alert said southwest surface winds were gusty – ranging from 20 to 35 miles per hour.