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April 28, 2009

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Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Lt. Tom Posey, center, directs firefighters in the backyard of a home where a brush fire erupted Monday around 3:00 p.m. A passerby saw smoke and knocked on the door at 2011 SW 44 Terrace to alert the resident, who then called 9-1-1. When firefighters arrived, a wooden fence was fully engulfed that quickly spread to the overgrown trees, brush and mulch, fueled by the afternoon’s high winds. The firefighters were able to contain the blaze and keep it from spreading to several homes that were around 10 feet from the fire. About 20 firefighters responded and no injuries were reported. The Broward Sheriff Fire Marshal’s Bureau is looking into the cause.

Photo by: Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue

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