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By Ashley Parkinson
Lincoln County Record-Times 

Neighbors assists with fires

Deprtments and volunteers aid in Lind Fire


Last updated 8/16/2022 at 7:31am

Bernie Reid | Special to The Journal

Reduced to ashes Bernie Reid of Lind took this photo of the remnants of his grandmother Mina Motley's home after it was destroyed by a wildfire.

ODESSA – Lincoln County firefighters and volunteers were there to assist with a wildfire the Aug. 4 Lind Fire that prompted evacuation notices Aug. 4.

"We sent 11 guys," Lincoln County District No. 3 Chief Stephen Walter said. "Three brush trucks and two water trucks from Odessa."

Walter said it was a team effort to stop the blaze from spreading.

"Our hearts go out to the families who lost their homes," Walter said.

The fire destroyed six houses and eight other structures and burned about 2,500 acres.

Walter said farmers also brought their own personal water trucks to help with the fire....

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