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AH fire requires multi-agency response


Last updated 7/3/2019 at 7:52am

A fire on Friday, June 28, in Airway Heights required a response from nearly every agency in the West Plains when a mobile home and yard debris were consumed in a blaze that could be seen for several blocks.

The call came into the Airway Heights Fire Department at 9:40 p.m., Fire Chief Mitch Metzger said. The incident was initially reported as a brush fire, leading crews to respond with a wildfire truck before heading to a nearby station to swap out their equipment for instruments more useful for structure fires.

“It was a hoarder house,” Metzger said. “That doesn’t describe it wel...

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