Mortuary briefly threatened by Friday night fire

A small fire in Sandy Creek burned grass brush and trees and briefly threatened a funeral home Friday night.
The fire broke out about 8:40 p.m. in the creek bed on the east side of the Fourth Street bridge between the Courtyard terrace Apartments and Lori Family Mortuary.

It was originally reported as a structure fire.

The fire got close to the mortuary after spreading into large trees on the south side of the ditch before firefighters arrived, but the burning trees were quickly extinguished.
The fire was contained in about 20 minutes.