Busy, Early Grass Fire Season Continues With Lewiston Blaze
Firefighters from several agencies spent more than three hours fighting an out-of-control ag burn in Lewiston on Monday — a scenario that’s played out several times this spring due to dry and windy conditions.Wind picked up embers from a controlled burn of tree limbs and other green waste and carried it into a hay barn shortly after noon on Monday, according to Lewiston Fire Chief Jake Johnson. By the time firefighters arrived, Johnson estimates the blaze had spread to about 75 to 85 percent of the hay.
Firefighters from Lewiston, Richmond, Trenton, Smithfield and Franklin and Cache county departments assisted with the fire. The fire was endangering livestock, but Johnson said Monday evening that to his knowledge none were injured. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.
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