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Brush fire ignites at former Zion Bible College

Police later disperse crowd of kids from property

Posted 5/19/20

Barrington police were twice called to the former Zion Bible College property on Wednesday, May 13, although it is not clear whether the incidents were related.

At about 1 p.m., police officers …

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Brush fire ignites at former Zion Bible College

Police later disperse crowd of kids from property

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Barrington police were twice called to the former Zion Bible College property on Wednesday, May 13, although it is not clear whether the incidents were related.

At about 1 p.m., police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the vacant property located in the north end of Barrington for a report of a brush fire near the main road on the campus. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and police officers had cleared the scene at about 1:30 p.m.

But less than six hours later, police were back on the scene.

The local police department received a phone call from a resident who lives near the property — she said she had spotted a group of kids entering the Zion property. Police responded to the scene and located the juveniles — there were nine kids outside and three inside one of the vacant buildings.

Police dispersed the juveniles, but are currently considering referring the case to the town's juvenile hearing board.

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