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Fire destroys Blountstown home; juvenile arrested on arson charge

A juvenile has been charged with arson following a structure fire last week on SR 71 South at the corner of Barfield Road in Blountstown Wednesday afternoon. According to the State Marshal’s Office, the investigation is continuing into the blaze that completely destroyed the estimated 2000 square foot building that was once used as a flea market. It was currently used for storage by the owner. Responding to the fire were firefighters from West Side, Blountstown, Nettle Ridge, Magnolia, Scotts Ferry and Kinard fire departments. One firefighter was treated at a local hospital after stepping on some rusty nails.

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