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Brief Tree Fire Occurs Monday in Russell

FireRussell City Firefighters were paged Monday afternoon to a small tree on fire near the base of the north Russell water tower at 15th and Grant Streets.

According to Fire Chief Shane Preston, at 5:40 PM Monday, a fire in a small crop of cedar trees was reported to dispatch.

Preston said the fire very minimally damaged a nearby shed, but did not spread any further. He said the blaze might have also slightly damaged an above ground cable.

The cause of the fire was careless use of a lighter by a juvenile.

No injuries were reported.

The Russell City Fire Department, Russell Police Department and Russell County EMS responded.

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