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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Fire season continues in county

Multiple field, forest blazes around region


Last updated 8/3/2023 at 9:08am

Rosalyn Stephens | The Record-Times

Air attacks were required to fight the West Hallett Fire outside Cheney Monday, July 31. Reardan and Sprague sent mutual aid crews to assist efforts.

DAVENPORT - Fire districts around Lincoln County responded to multiple field fires while providing mutual aide to a forest fire outside Cheney in the last week.

The largest Lincoln County fire of the week ignited east of Rocklyn Road and south of Harrington Airport Road Friday, July 28.

Crews from Fire District No. 6 and No. 5 worked together to put out the field blaze that was started by farm equipment, District No. 6 commissioner Ron Mielke said.

"We got called out three times because it kept flaring up," Mielke said. "I would estimate it was about 50 to 70 acres, so it was definitely...

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