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Crews were busy with a structure fire on friday and several medical calls over the weekend.  However, Sunday afternoon naps were destroyed with the sound of pagers and a reported structure fire in the Shaw Road area.  First arriving units reported that it was a large grass fire with several structures threatened.  Cuba Engine 2 and crew arrived and stood between the fire and an endangered home and barn with just seconds to spare.  Before the fire was under control units from all South Sumter Fire Battalion stations other than Whitfield Fire were on location.  Boyd Fire Department dispatched Tanker 1500 to the scene to provide support for units attempting to keep the fire from jumping the four lane.  Crews from Morningstar and Kinterbish (backed by Ward and Siloam Tankers) made he stop in the median of US 80.  The fire was brought under control shortly after 1500 hours.  Cuba Police Officers Jeff Shaw and local resident Steve Holcombe assisted crews by plowing fire lines in before forestry arrived with their own tractors.