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Major events in 125-year history of Homewood FD

Editor's note: The Homewood Fire Department will hold its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. The event is fun and education, providing activities for the whole family that teach fire safety. The UCAN medical helicopter is expected to make an appearance.

The Homewood Fire Department is celebrating 125 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Homewood. The department has responded to thousands of incidents, including these notable calls:

1896: The first fire Feb. 24 engulfed the saloon of George Mertens and spread to . . .

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