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Update: Fire destroyed wheat and unoccupied house

Highway 174 open following fire closure


Last updated 8/13/2020 at 12:20pm

House burns in wheatfield fire.

Scott Hunter

Amidst blackened fields, an unoccupied house (on the right at the top of the hill heading toward Wilbur) burns.

Update: The road was opened up about 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

An unoccupied house on the west side of SR-174 at the top of the "Wilbur hill" burned down, and many acres of wheat were lost.

Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers had praise for firefighters: "Emergency responders from multiple fire agencies, WSP, Coulee Dam, LCSO, DNR, Bureau and NPS responded to a combine/field fire north of Wilbur l...

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