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Fire Affecting Southern Ohio State Park Contained

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters have contained a blaze in the area of a state park in southern Ohio.

The fire was reported Tuesday afternoon near Scioto Trail State Park, roughly 50 miles south of Columbus. There was no word on how the blaze began.

Franklin Township Fire Chief Mike Menendez tells the Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAWTH’-ee) Gazette that the fire burned an estimated 25 to 35 acres of state property. He says it came within about 100 feet of several homes but none was damaged, and no one was hurt.

WBNS-TV reported some homes in the area were evacuated because windy weather was spreading the fire and the smoke.

Firefighters from multiple departments were called to the scene.

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