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Crews extinguish large fire

50 acres burn near Kloster and Rocklyn

HARRINGTON - The largest Lincoln County fire in the last week was controlled by local crews from Fire District No. 6 and No. 5. A roughly 50-acre blaze near Kloster and Rocklyn Roads was knocked down by area firefighters late Wednesday, Aug. 2.

District No. 6 commissioner Ron Mielke said the fire started on a combine draper and burned east toward Rocklyn. It mostly burned through stubble and Conservation Reserve Program land, with no wheat succumbing to the flames.

Rocklyn Road was closed as the flames approached the roadway.

"The flames were really high next to the roadway," Mielke said. "It...


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