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Jul 26 2012

MPSD Works Three Fires on S. Clark

Mexico Public Safety officers worked a fire early Thursday in the 3000 block of South Clark Street. Responders found a small fire in a mulch bed outside of a business. The call came in at about 1:20 a.m.

The caller tried to put out the flames several times, the dry conditions kept re-igniting the flames. Public Safety officials managed to put it out with no damage or injuries.

This comes on the heels of two fires on South Clark Street that happened on Wednesday afternoon.

Traffic on South Clark Street in Mexico was slow for about an hour while Public Safety officers responded to fires in a field near the 54 bypass. One had already been put out by citizens. A larger one burned about 1,500 square feet of grass before it was extinguished.

MPSD officials say several cigarette butts were found where the fire started. No one was injured. They were called to the scene around 4:40 p.m.