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Almira fire district has been busy

Blaze destroys wheat and unoccupied house


Last updated 8/25/2020 at 6:20pm

On a hillside blackened with burned wheat, fire fighters work to contain a wildfire that claimed a house on SR-174 Aug. 12. - Scott Hunter photo

The second time was not a charm for that yellow house at the top of the hill on the highway to Wilbur last week after a combine somehow started a fire in a wheat field, the second in three weeks, that totally destroyed the house and tens of thousands of dollars worth of wheat.

The Sorenson Road Fire started at the end of that road, near the Herdrick home, Lincoln County Fire Protection District...

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