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Local News 2.28.2018

Multiple emergency crews responded to a house fire in Flagler yesterday afternoon; Neighbors called 911 after they spotted smoke rising from the house at 1371 169th Ave, which soon turned to visible flames.  The residents were inside the home and asleep when the fire started; fortunately they were able to make it outside safely and without injury.  The cause of the fire is currently unknown; Significant damage was caused to the interior and exterior of the home, which may be a total loss.

Students at Knoxville High school will be busy tomorrow as they help pack 50,000 meals to help feed hungry people around the world.  Meals from the Heartland is working with the high school on the volunteer project; Knoxville High School Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor Tiffany Johnston shared that every student who attends Knoxville High School will be involved, working 1 hour shifts in an assembly line process.  The event kicks off in the Knoxville Performing Arts Center at 8:20 a.m. with an assembly to explain the process and recognize any donations; packaging will run through 2:30 p.m.