Fort Gordon fire threatened homes

June 17, 2008; News 12 at 11

FORT GORDON, GA - Flames caused some scary hours today on Fort Gordon.

A grass fire threatened some of the new military housing, in particular, the Lakeview housing area.

Commanding General Jeff Foley tells News 12 that 170 families were evacuated because of the fire, but no homes were damaged. No one was hurt.

Augusta and Grovetown firefighters worked with Fort Gordon firefighters to put the 20 acre fire out.

General Foley says their efforts kept this fire from becoming a major disaster. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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