The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Beka Compton
The Times 

Waggoner Road fire burns barn, limited field damage

Quick response by neighbor and fire crews kept fire from spreading to surrounding crops

 

Bill Rodgers

WAITSBURG-A fire on July 9 claimed a barn, an RV, and other parked vehicles at a property on Waggoner Road. Responding fire crews were able to extinguish flames that spread to a nearby wheat field, burning less than one acre.

A neighbor to the property, Lisa Lee, said she was working in her yard when she heard a boom, turned around, and saw a black smoke plume. She immediately ran inside, called 9-1-1, and reported the fire. At the time, she was unaware that it was a structure fire.

"After I got off the phone with 9-1-1, I jumped in my car and raced down there," she said. "It was intense!...



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