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Firefighters and students respond to local fire Monday

Carson Parks, WSMS video news

Carson Parks, WSMS video news

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Carson Parks, WSMS video news

Fire broke at an area Lucas barn on Dec. 11 in the Cimarron neighborhood in what took 60 responders to extinguish. No major injuries were reported, although some minor burns were received.

“No firefighters (were) injured. A couple of residents received minor burns but refused medical treatment,” Chief Ted Stephens, Lucas fire department, said,” “Sixty firefighters worked (at the scene of the fire)”  Stephens, added.

Fire officials reported that the fire was drastic, it took 13 agencies to help assist and put out the fire. These agencies included help from Lucas, Fairview, Wylie, Plano, and Collin County.

Multiple students who live in Cimarron said that the fire was caused by a barn with tires that caused the rising black smoke in the neighborhood. Both Lucas and Allen fire departments raced to the scene of the rising ashes of fire arose, and with the help of some local residents, extinguished the fire.

Students in art class were able to see the fire from the classroom windows at WSMS.

“Everyone in the class was wondering what was burning and where it was burning. We didn’t know where it was really. We looked outside and we said ‘woah,” eighth-grader, Catherine Evins said.

It is still unknown on how the fire started but fire departments are still searching for what caused the fire.

-special videography by Carson Parks WSMS news video reporter

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