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Thanksgiving passes without many blazes

The Thomson Fire Department and the McDuffie County Fire/Rescue Service received fewer calls than expected during the Thanksgiving holiday, when there are usually more house fires.

"We had an unusually quiet Thanksgiving period compared to what we have some years," said Thomson Fire Chief Rick Sewell.

The department responded to two calls on Sunday, Nov. 27. At 4:40 p.m., they were called to a brush fire at Harrison Road.

Though the fire was mostly contained, they called in a forestry unit to plow a breaker as a precautionary measure, Sewell said.

A McDuffie County brush truck was on scene for a few hours.

"The fire was under control in a short period of time, but we found some spot fires," Sewell said. "Access to the area is very limited, and the brush truck had better access."

The TFD responded to another call at 7:02 p.m. Sunday at the McDuffie County Head Start at 614 Hunter Street.

A chemical reaction in one of the rooms created some smoke, which firemen cleared soon after arriving on scene, Sewell said.

Web posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011

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