A fiery disaster was averted Thursday, thanks to the rapid response of local firefighters and several Buffalo residents. Ten homes were endangered by an out-of-control field fire.
Just after noon, Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue firefighters were dispatched to a field fire off Mount Tabor Road. The flames, fanned by strong 25-miles-per-hour wind and fueled by dry brush and grass, spread quickly into yards and jumped the roadway in the 3100 block.
Dean Salyer said he was sitting on his couch, watching T.V., when he heard his dog barking.