Fire destroys buildings in Faulkner County
|Updated: 6/23/2012 9:05 pm
||Published: 6/23/2012 9:03 pm
GREENBRIER, AR - Faulkner County fire officials battled a brush fire Saturday that burned 39 acres and destroyed three barns.
The fire burned land just east of Greenbrier off of AR 225.
Firefighters say one home was temporarily threatened and residents were evacuated for a time. The house did catch fire two separate times but fire fighters were able to put it out both times with only minor damage.
Greenbrier Fire Chief Cody Fulmer says the fire was caused by a local land owner cutting hay. The cutting blade hit a rock causing sparks and starting the fire which spread quickly.
Six fire departments responded with a total of 26 fire fighters.
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