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Grass fire breaks out in Centennial neighborhood Saturday


A grass fire in the Centennial addition in Henrietta burned 11/2 acres Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

A Saturday afternoon grass fire was too close for comfort for residents in the Centennial neighborhood of Henrietta.

The first started at about 5:30 p.m., sparked by the hot exhaust of a lawnmower near the home of Dr. Leroy and Joan Schaffner in the 400 block of Pioneer Trail. Sandon Miller, who lives in the neighborhood heard someone yelling, “Fire, fire.”

Glen Jackson, a neighbor and member of the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department, reported the blaze and began fighting the fire with a shovel, while Miller and Jackson’s wife, Patti, checked on Joan Schaffner.

Miller said the Henrietta VFD was on scene in five minutes and quickly had the fire under control. There were no injuries. The fire burned 1½ acres.


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