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Fire Destroys Hillcrest Home

BY MELANIE BUCK – A fire caused the complete loss of a home on Polk Road 76 East in the Hillcrest community on Friday afternoon and rekindled again on Friday night. A call came in to 911 dispatch around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, stating a house was on fire. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters from Acorn arrived and ...

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Series of Fires Reminds us to be Aware

BY MELANIE BUCK – A fire near Acorn on Sunday was extinguished quickly thanks to a neighbor noticing smoke coming from an attic vent and calling 911. Acorn Fire Department responded and Ink Fire Department provided mutual aid on Sunday, December 18, at 143 Polk Road 76 East around 4:15 p.m. The cause of the fire is still undetermined. The ...

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Weekend Fire Activity Kept Local Departments Busy

BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County was plagued with fires over the weekend that kept volunteer fire departments hopping for much of Saturday and Sunday, January 30th and 31st. Polk County Emergency Management Coordinator James Reeves said conditions for fire activity are increased during this time of year due to several factors. “With the nice warm weather we’re having, people ...

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