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posted: 7/4/2012 4:24 PM

Hampshire fire damages three back yards

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Three back yards were damaged in Hampshire Wednesday afternoon after an electrical transformer shorted out and started a fire.

The Hampshire Fire Department responded to a fire in the 200 block of Johnson Street around 2 p.m. Several trees, bushes and fencing were on fire at the three residences upon arrival.

The fire was brought under control in 15 minutes with the help of five other fire departments. Two of the homes also sustained heat damage.

No injuries were reported. The estimated cost of all damages was $10,000.

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