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Reported brush fire is farmers preparing for winter


Last updated 10/21/2020 at 10:54am

CHENEY--Fire District No. 3 received a call from a person concerned a "huge" fire had broken out after seeing plumes of smoke near South Graham Road, just southwest of Cheney at 4:32 p.m.

As it turned out, farmers had just been plowing the large field and burned the resulting piles of weeds, as they do every year in preparation for winter, according to a local who declined to be named. That was confirmed by Fire District No. 3, who responded to the call. Three trucks had arrived by 4:50 p.m. and were making conversation with locals before turning their attention to the various burn piles.

No structural damage, injuries or other property loss was reported. The only loss appeared to be the several mounds of weeds tilled by the farmers.

The fire was no longer reported to be an active situation by 5:33 p.m., according to the PulsePoint app.


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