Franklin County Wildfire Destroys Home

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FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) -- A wildfire in Franklin County destroyed a home Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 11).

The fire started in a chicken house litter shed and then quickly spread to nearly 150 acres along North Highway 217, which is north of Charleston.

The fire destroyed a mobile home, but luckily the woman living inside was able to escape without injuries. The fire also took out a barn.

Firefighters said they believe the fire has been contained, but they are still putting out hot spots.

Fire crews also responded to a grass fires in Sebastian and Washington counties.