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Building, car burn

Halifax Volunteer Fire Department along with South Boston Fire Department were called out to a brush fire near a garage on Mallard Lane around 2:20 p.m. Monday afternoon.

According to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips, when South Boston Fire Department arrived on the scene with one truck and 12 firefighters and Halifax Volunteer Fire Department arrived with two trucks and six firefighters, they found the storage building belonging to Claude and Dorothy Wood engulfed in flames. 

Firefighters remained on the scene until 3:52 p.m. extinguishing the blaze. 

Members of the Liberty Fire Department were also on the scene for assistance.

Phillips said the storage building housed a 2002 Mercedes, and the building and the car were valued at $50,000 and listed as a total loss.

Firefighters are not sure what caused the fire. 

South Boston Fire Department also responded to a call of a mulch and porch fire on Myrtle Street in South Boston Monday afternoon.

According to South Boston Fire Chief Phillips, around 3:37 p.m. South Boston Fire Department arrived at 208 Myrtle Street with one truck and eight firefighters to extinguish the small blaze.

Phillips said the fire started in the mulch and then caught the porch on fire. 

Not much water was used to extinguish the fire, and firefighters cut the area of the porch that had been burning to make sure the fire was completely out.

 The property, owned by Shonea Chappell and valued at $125,000, sustained an estimated $2,000 in damage.