Officials see start of fire season


  With three fires in the past week, county officials are reminding residents that despite rainy conditions, the area’s fire season has begun.

“Conditions are drying out,” Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder said.
Volunteers from Prairie County Rural Fire Department, Fallon Fire Department along with crews from the Bureau of Land Management have been called out to recent fires.
On Friday, July 16 crews responded to a fire east of Fallon where 46 acres of BLM land burned.
A hay bale fire on Sunday, July 18 drew crews to the Don Lee Ranch south of Terry. A lightning strike ignated the blaze.
On Monday, July 19 crews responded to a fire north of Fallon, where another strike of ligtning started a blaze on BLM land.
All fires have been contained, according to Klunder.

Published July 21, 2010

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