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Update: Fire destroyed wheat and unoccupied house

Highway 174 open following fire closure

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 loca...


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