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Firefighters knock down three roadside fires


August 13, 2020

-Chronicle photo by Charlotte Baker

A Fire District 3 brush truck attacks flames in one of three fires that started along State Route 12 last Friday, August 7. Some standing grain and dry peas were lost and fire crews and tractors with disks contained the conflagration. Crews battled the fires for about two hours.

DAYTON–Three separate fires-all of unknown origin-and all burning along SR 12 a few miles east of here were brought under control and extinguished before damage became excessively extensive Friday, August 7.

The fires all started in the ditch at the end of the roadway, said District 3 Chief Jeromy Phinney. The cause is under investigation, he said. They were reported just before 6 p.m.

The fi...

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