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VIDEO: Fire near Vernon destroys barn

Wildfire concerns from neighbours as blaze spread to trees

A BX blaze came uncomfortably close to homes and surrounding area, Sunday evening while destroying a barn and trailer.

Lisa Gallie saw the blaze from her deck around 10:30 p.m. on Silver Star Road and called the fire department immediately.

“It’s really big,” she said, worried about it developing into a full wildfire.

A barn was fully engulged in flames while a trailer also suffered damage and nearby trees caught on fire.

BX-Swan Lake Fire Rescue crews were able to save the nearby home and prevent the fire from spreading further to the forest.

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A fire in the BX Sunday, May 26. (Lisa Gallie Facebook photo)