Close Call for Long Valley Home

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    During the early morning hours on July 13th, the Long Valley Fire Company was dispatched for a reported brush fire in a backyard. Upon arrival, Police found the fire to be burning next to the home's deck and foundation and quickly began dousing the fire with extinguishers. Engine 1-1 and Cascade 1-3 arrived shortly after dispatch and extinguished the remaining pockets of the fire. Caused by an illegal open burn fueled by gasoline, the home's vinyl siding, deck, and surrounding areas were damaged by the fire. Crews left the scene within an hour.