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Local Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Jefferson County Grassfire

Two American Red Cross volunteers from Fairbury are heading to the scene of a grassfire to provide hydration to firefighters working to control the blaze. The fire is burning in rural Jefferson County, about 10 miles southeast of Fairbury. Red Cross will continue to work closely with local agencies to ensure that the needs of first responders and any area residents who may be affected by the fire are met.

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