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Home, barn burn

A home in Scranton and a barn on Mixon Road in the county were destroyed by fire in late January, according to officials.

The barn burned in a fire reported on Jan. 25, according to Dustin Krigbaum of the Arkansas Forestry Commission’s Logan County office.

“The fire started when a resident was burning trash,” Krigbaum said.

At the time, Logan County was under a burn ban, which Logan County Judge Gus Young lifted Monday morning. Krigbaum added that the burn ban was effective.

Krigbaum said fire fighters from the Forestry Commission and two rural fire departments fought the blaze, which also burned five acres.

On Jan. 29, a house fire was reported to the Scranton Volunteer Fire Department at 4:50 a.m., according to Scranton Fire Chief Adam Fritsche.

“It began in the back of the house,” he said. “The wind drove it so much, we couldn’t put it out.”

The home on Cane Creek Road was destroyed. A family of five occupied the home and are now living with a relative in Paris, Fritsche said.

Fire fighters from Scranton and New Blaine fought the fire for three hours, he said. There were no injuries.

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