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Wheat saved from fire near Wilbur Hill


Last updated 7/29/2020 at 8:42am

Firefighters and rigs line up along SR-174 on the Wilbur hill, where a wildfire is burning down the hillside Friday. At the top end of the fire, it was threatening wheat fields. - Jacob Wagner photo

A fire in the "Wilbur Hill" area, called the Neal Canyon fire, burned about 70 acres of  grass brush and light timber on July 24.

The fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, started on a hill near milepost 27 on SR- 174 at roughly 11 a.m. on July 24 and had "high spread potential," according to Veronica Randall, public information officer for the Colville-based Northeast Washing...

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