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THANKSGIVING FIRE DESTROYS BANCROFT BARN
No Livestock or People Injured In Fire That Destroyed Barn, Equipment
Updated at 11:20 pm 11/23/17 - Posted by Durand Now at 6:56pm 11/23/17
A fire on Thanksgiving Day destroyed a barn and farm equipment. Family has confirmed that the fire was at Durling Farms on Cole Road in Bancroft. We're told that there was no livestock lost and no injuries to people in the fire that started at around 5pm. Witnesses reported seeing the smoke from as far as the I-69/I-75 interchange in Flint Township and as far north as M-13 in Lennon.
More than 260 presents purchased with funds collected through fundraisers and donations from individuals and organizations, including the Byron Masons, were wrapped by Shiawassee County Sheriff's deputies and Durand Eagle Riders. The partnership aims to help make Christmas for some of the most needy kids a bit brighter, Sheriff Brian BeGole told Durand Now.
"Thanks to Walmart, we were able to shop for the toys on Black Friday at a discounted rate," he said.
Toys will be handed out to the needy on traffic stops and delivered to houses on a list compiled with information from churches, schools and CPS.