Rice County field set ablaze

By Ryan Carlson
Lyons News – Feb. 25, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – March 21, 2014

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Fire broke out in a field located on the west side of Avenue X and 8th Road on Thursday night. Greg Klein, Rice County Assistant Director of Emergency Management, said the fire extended almost one mile to the east and half a mile south.

The fire started from a controlled burn brush pile. The pile was still smoldering and high winds spread the blaze to the field.

Firefighters raced to keep the fire contained. At one point, the fire crossed the road into another adjacent ditch. Klein said with Thursday’s high winds, the fire could have quickly become more dangerous.

Firefighters brought the flames under control by 6:15 p.m. The fire departments of Sterling, Alden, Raymond, Chase and Lyons responded to the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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