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Three House Fires in
Four Days in Marion County

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From the June 9, 2021 issue
of The Journal

From staff reports
   Several homes were lost to fire in Buena Vista/Marion County last week, as the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Department and the Marion County Volunteer Fire Departments responded to three structure fires in four days inside the city and out in the county.
   Shaun M. Raulston, Fire Chief for Buena Vista and Tazewell, said all of the departments had excellent responses to all of the recent fires. He notes that all local volunteer fire departments initially respond to alls with "automatic aid", with some being canceled if it's determined later that they are not needed. This protocol helps ensure that there is a strong response to all fire calls.
   Fire No. 1: The first fire of the week was at 6094 ... The rest of the story