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BANDYTOWN —A forest fire Sunday near Bandytown threatened homes before it was extinguished by local firefighters.


Shawn Bucker, a lieutenant with the Van Volunteer Fire Department, reported that crews had been fighting the blaze near Bandytown, along County Route 26, for more than five hours on Sunday night.


The fire had burned hundreds of acres and was still burning Sunday night, as of 10:30 p.m., Buckner reported to the media.


The West Division of Forestry were fighting the backside of the fire, Bucker said, adding that crews were able to stop the fire from getting to houses and no homes were in danger.


Meanwhile, Madison and Danville firefighters were called out to assist with a trailer fire in Lincoln County.


Fire departments from Boone and Lincoln counties responded to the scene of a trailer fire in Lincoln County, early Monday morning.


According to 911 dispatchers, a call came in just before 3:30 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, that a trailer on Big Ugly Creek Road in Leet was on fire.


Two departments from Boone County, including Danville and Madison, assisted Lincoln County firefighters battling the fire.


The was no reports on how the fire started, the extent of damage or if anyone was hurt. It remains under investigation.

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