Almira fire contained to 50 acres
Three fire districts, aircraft respond to wheat fire
Last updated 8/14/2020 at 11:08am
ALMIRA - An Aug. 10 wheat fire burned 50 acres near the intersection of Williams and Old Coulee roads, resulting in the total loss of a combine.
Three fire districts - Lincoln County No. 8 from Almira, Lincoln County No. 7 from Wilbur and Grant County No. 6 from Hartline, as well as a plane from Greg's Crop Care, responded to the incident.
Almira Fire Chief Dennis Pilar said actions taken by the farmer helped get the fire quickly under control.
"There was a concern that the fire would spread to two homes and a homestead nearby, but the farmer disced out the crop in front of the fire and s...