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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! I st...

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