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By Dena Martin
the Times 

Inventory lost but no injuries in Columbia Straw Supply fire


Jeromy Phinney

One stack of straw still smoulders as firefighters mop up last week's fire at the Columbia Straw stackyard on Lyons Ferry Road.

STARBUCK-A June 13 fire at the Columbia Straw Supply stackyard on Lyons Ferry Road destroyed or damaged about a thousand tons of wheat straw, which was being stored in preparation for the launch of Columbia Pulp's Lyons Ferry mill, according to a Columbia Pulp Facebook post on Mon., June 17.

Columbia County Fire District No. 3 responded to the blaze at approximately 11 a.m. with Columbia County Fire No. 1, Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire No. 2, Walla Walla Districts 1,3, 4, 7, and 8, and the City of Walla Walla and College Place fire departments aiding. The Lyons Pulp building contractor,...

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