Fire threatening home extinguished by firefighters

A fire that burned about one-quarter of an acre got within about 30 feet of a residence in the 6300 block of Beacon Vista Court just after 3 p.m. Sunday, but firefighters were able to put out the flames before it got any closer, Hood County Fire Marshal Brian Fine said. There were no injuries and the only damage was to a fence and some items in the yard, Fine said, noting that it was a controlled burn that got out of control.