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Fire season continues in county

Multiple field, forest blazes around region

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 concer...


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