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Brush fires cause for concern among neighbors

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It was likely a downed power line that caused a brush fire in Turtle Creek in Boone County. 

The fire was allowed to tear across a hill visible from Route 119 worrying several neighbors. 

"It's very scary," said Regina Green, who lives next to the burning area. "You don't know if it's going to come down to your house."

Fire crews arrived early Monday morning, but left once it was determined the fire didn't threaten people or property, they left it for the Division of Forestry.

"We corral the fire between the control line and the manmade barriers," said a forestry official. 

The hill was allowed to burn, so forestry officials could watch it burn, and ensure it did not spread past the single hill. 

Power to several nearby homes was cutoff. Appalachian Power crews said the smoke from the fire slowed their ability to reconnect the power.

No damage or injuries were reported at this brush fire.

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