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Almira fire contained to 50 acres

Three fire districts, aircraft respond to wheat fire


Last updated 8/14/2020 at 11:12am

W.M. Abel | Special to The Record

An Aug. 10 combine fire near Almira creates clouds of black smoke as the equipment was fully engulfed in flames.

ALMIRA - An Aug. 10 wheat fire burned 50 acres near the intersection of Williams and Old Coulee roads, resulting in the total loss of a combine.

Three fire districts - Lincoln County No. 8 from Almira, Lincoln County No. 7 from Wilbur and Grant County No. 6 from Hartline, as well as a plane from Greg's Crop Care, responded to the incident.

Almira Fire Chief Dennis Pilar said actions taken by the farmer helped get the fire quickly under control.

"There was a concern that the fire would spread to two homes and a homestead nearby, but the farmer disced out the crop in front of the fire and s...

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