A fast-moving brush fire in Tempe burned dangerously close to the Arizona Historical Society Museum last night.  Tempe Assistant Fire Chief Hans Silberschlag says firefighters scrambled to keep 30-foot flames from burning down the museum.  The fire came about 20 feet from the building, so close that embers
 

flew onto the museum room.  Crews had to knock down the hot spots on the roof to stop the fire from spreading. The fire charred about one acre of brush, but firefighters saved the museum.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Kris Dugan

 

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