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Winona Fire contained

Wheat trains rerouted after trestle burns

WINONA – Local fire crews have resumed management of the Winona Fire after it consumed 2,525 acres over the weekend just east of the Adams-Whitman county line.

The blaze broke out at about 2:31 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, and was 90% contained by Sunday, officials said.

At the height of the fire, four FireBoss aircraft, 10 engines, two water crews and 97 firefighters joined local farmers and ranchers in controlling the blaze as it burned in dry brush, grass and wheat.

An evacuation shelter was set up at nearby St. John-Endicott schools.

The fire encroached on the town of Winona, destroying a railroa...


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