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Firefighters contain Zavalla-area blaze to barn

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Angelina County firefighters managed to contain an-out-of-control trash fire to a barn, but could not save it on Townsend Street Monday afternoon.

Zavalla volunteer firefighter Jacob Bailey said someone was burning trash in a barrel around 2:45 p.m. near a barn and it got out of control and spread to the barn.

"There was a burning barrel and it got out of control. I guess they left and a neighbor stopped by and saw it burning so that's when they called us," Bailey said.

The fire destroyed the barn, but firefighters were able to keep it from spreading to the nearby woods or two neighboring homes.

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