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Owen County issues outdoor burning ban

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Burning cigarette may have been responsible for blaze that damaged over 25 acres

By Molly Haines

Only hours after the Owen County judge-executive’s office issued a no outdoor burning restriction Friday, a fire began on Pleasant Grove Road and soon spread to Rose Lane.

The South Owen Fire Department received the call around 2 p.m. and according to South Owen Fire Chief Brian Perry, a cigarette could have been the cause of the fire that spread for 25 to 30 acres.

Perry said an unoccupied trailer, a storage barn and several junk cars were destroyed.


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