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Firefighters save Lamona farm home


Last updated 10/20/2017 at 2:35pm

A fire of unknown origin near the Lamona home of Rachel Walter came very close to destroying the family farmstead last Saturday afternoon. The wind was a major factor, as it kept changing direction, causing Odessa firefighters to make rapid decisions about where to position their trucks to best contain the blaze. They also called on Harrington firefighters for help.

The NOANET fiber-optic cable in the area was melted, causing computer problems in downstream areas. A vehicle, cattle chute, storage shed, fencing and about 200 acres of pasture were burned in the extremely fast moving fire.

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