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Firefighters respond to 2 structures

The McDuffie County Fire/Rescue Service recently responded to two structure fires, one on Scuffle Road in Thomson and the other on Wellmaker Road in Dearing.

The department was dispatched to the blaze at 2204 Scuffle Road at 11 p.m. Sept. 27. They found a large steel-frame agricultural building consumed in fire, which they extinguished, Assistant Chief Stephen Sewell said.

The building, owned by Liz and Bill Hopkins, sustained extensive smoke and flame damage. Several vehicles and pieces of farm equipment were destroyed, according to an incident report.

Another fire occurred on Wellmaker Road near Old Whiteoak Road in Dearing on Sunday. The department was notified at 7:17 p.m.

When the first crews arrived, they discovered an abandoned house that was already on the ground. The fire was burning into the surrounding wooded area, Sewell said.

The fire was extinguished at 9:30 p.m. Sewell said they do not know the cause of the fire.

The property is owned by Lemuel Brooks.

Web posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011

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