Small Fire At Red Bud High School

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- Red Bud emergency vehicles converge onto Red Bud High School after a fire alarm sounded Sunday night.   - photo by Roger WaldronThe Red Bud Fire Department was dispatched to Red Bud High School just before 9 p.m., Sunday night, Aug. 30. The initial report is that the fire was minor in nature and the RBFD quickly … Read More

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