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Fire Ushers in North Lee County’s New Year


A fire in North Lee County off FM619 burned approximately 50 acres on New Year’s Eve. The blaze reddened the sky and could be seen for miles. PHOTO BY NANCY WILKINS. A fire in North Lee County off FM619 burned approximately 50 acres on New Year’s Eve. The blaze reddened the sky and could be seen for miles. PHOTO BY NANCY WILKINS. The 2011 New Year was ushered in to North Lee County in blazing fashion. A fire located on the Louis Bostic property on FM 619 turned the night sky red and was seen for miles in North Lee County late New Year’s Eve, at around 11:15 p.m.

Mickey Milburn with the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department estimates that fire burned approximately 50 acres, which they fought for over two hours. Lexington VFD had four trucks on the scene of that fire, while McDade VFD and Blue VFD had one truck each helping to fight the blaze.

No injuries were reported in the fire and the cause of it is still under investigation.

There were three other fires reported in the County that weekend, a small house fire, a car fire and another grass fire.

Lee County Judge Paul Fischer reminds everyone that Lee County is still under a Burn Ban. Outdoor burning is prohibited under the Burn Ban order. For more information, call the County.

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