Potential forest fire nipped in the bud


July 30, 2020

-Submitted photo

Some of the tree line torches to the sky in a fire around the intersection of Whiskey Creek and Payne Hollow Monday. Prompt response by fire crews kept the fire limited to about three acres.

DAYTON–Damage in timber by a fire of as yet undetermined origin was limited thanks to a citizen's sharp eye and prompt response by local fire departments Monday.

At about 10:50 a.m., Columbia County Dispatch received a call from a citizen who reported seeing smoke in the tree line south of Dayton. Fire District No. 3 units were dispatched and Chief Jeromy Phinney reached the area, where indee...

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