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Posted on Sat, May 11, 2013 : 7:15 p.m.

Fire burns wooded area near Dexter-Huron Metropark

By Lisa Carolin

A wooded area near the Dexter-Huron Metropark burned Saturday afternoon before firefighters could extinguish the blaze.

Scio Township Fire Chief Carl Ferch said the fire was discovered about 3:15 p.m. by two boys who, with help from their father, used shovels to try to put the fire out. It was on the south side of the Huron River, across from the park, Ferch said.

It took firefighters until about 5 p.m. to extinguish the blaze. About 3/4 of an acre of a wooded area between the river and the railroad tracks burned, Ferch said.

Ferch said he did not know who owns the damaged area. There were no injuries.

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Fri, May 17, 2013 : 10:49 p.m.

Three civilians with shovels trying to put out a 30,000 square foot grassfire? There's optimism for you.

Ann English

Sun, May 12, 2013 : 12:47 a.m.

I didn't realize how close to Dexter that metropark is. Those railroad tracks are for both freight and passenger trains.

Boo Radley

Sun, May 12, 2013 : 2:55 a.m.

You should get out and visit the Metroparks more often then. They are great parks.