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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Firefighters save home on windy day


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 8:06am

Douglas Olson

Firefighters DJ Williamson and Adam Labes fight a fire in Lind July 22. Driving the rig is Eric Labes.

LIND – A house and shop were spared Tuesday, July 22, when Adams County Fire Protection District No. 2 firefighters and other volunteers worked together to put out a fire during afternoon high winds.

Assistant Fire Chief Rubben Labes said the page went out around 12:30 p.m. for a fire on 5th Street, west of the middle school, that burned up mostly weeds before threatening a home and a shop. Labes said when the fire got inside the shop, they had to break in to the building owned by a couple who reside in Tri-Cities.

"It caught the south wall on fire inside, so we had to cut the lock off to...

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