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FLORA FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED OUT YESTERDAY MORNING

(08/01/18)rp

The Flora Volunteer Fire Department was called out yesterday morning, at 9:32am, to a house fire on Pepper Tree Lane, which is south of the West Y, in Flora.

When firemen arrived they found the abandoned house fully engulfed in flames. There was a lot a high grass and weeds surrounding the home, and firemen deemed the fire to dangerous to try and extinguish, so they elected to let in burn itself out. They did keep the nearby grass and trees wetted down to keep the fire from spreading to them.

When firemen left the scene at around 10:50am, the fire was still smoldering. Flora Police officers continued to periodically monitor the situation throughout the day.