Homes, church escape wild fire

Multiple departments respond to fire

By Zach Maxwell -

A Durant firefighter tackles a wildfire just a few yards from Brown Baptist Church on Tuesday.

A fire truck from Bee-Butcher Pen VFD in Johnston County is surrounded by flames while fighting a Tuesday wildfire on SH 78. The firefighter was able to reverse course onto the roadway and was out spraying water moments later.

A Tuesday wildfire threatened several homes and a church north of Silo, burning through ranch land and hay meadows on both sides of State Highway 78. At least six fire departments from two counties responded to the afternoon fire, as well as several residents and passing motorists who employed fire extinguishers to protect Brown Baptist
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