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GoFundMe efforts to help Whitney Fire victims

Residents lost homes in Labor Day wildfire, event set for Oct. 12


Last updated 10/8/2020 at 3:05pm

WILBUR – A wildfire that started Labor Day weekend in Lincoln County still has residents working to recover from the blaze long after the fires have gone out.

The Whitney fire burnt over 123,000 acres in Lincoln County, burning homes, outbuildings and range land.

Two residents who lost their homes, (who), have had friends and neighbors establish Go Fund Me pages online as fundraisers.

Lee Baynes, who lived north of Odessa, lost his home in the Whitney fire. Baynes, who grew up in the Sprague area, was a long time employee of Gary and Bob Schmierer, farming and ranching north of Odessa unt...

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