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Fire Destroys Home Near Rutherford High School


An abandoned home in Springfield was destroyed by flames Monday afternoon.

Springfield Fire Rescue say the fire broke out around 2 p.m. on 11th Street and School Avenue.

Callaway, and Bay County fire crews were also on the scene. Crews had to clear the path to the home because it was surrounded by trees and vines.

Lt. Dexter Payton with the Springfield Fire Department says some of the fire did spread from the home, but was mostly contained.

“We used large hoses to get in, we used two and a half and we gated it off … so it’s a little more manageable. The area was overgrown, pretty heavy, and we just wanted to get a lot of water on the fire, to contain it as quick as possible,” said Payton.

 Fire crews stayed on scene to monitor the home for any hot spots that needed to be extinguished.

Traffic was shut down near Rutherford High School Monday afternoon as firefighters worked to put out a blaze at an abandoned home.

The fire began shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters say the home was abandoned and was completely destroyed in the blaze. 

There have been no reports of injuries. 

This is a developing news story and we will have more information as it becomes available.  

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