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January 8-- On Thursday Jan 4th at approximately 9:37pm, Deputy Autry was on patrol when he spotted a small fire in a wooded area off Tarrytown Road. Deputy Autry had knowledge of a controlled burn in the area, so he stopped to investigate if the fire was part of the controlled burn.

mcfireDeputy Autry quickly realized the fire was not part of the controlled burn area, and that it had jumped the fire break into planted pines, moving quickly towards three residences.

Deputy Autry called for the Tarrytown Fire Department and the Georgia Forestry Commission. The fire departments and Forestry Commission responded quickly and were able to put the fire out.

Thanks to the vigilance of Deputy Autry and the quick response of the Tarrytown, Higgston, and the Montgomery State Prison Fire departments, no injuries or loss of structures were sustained.

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