Quick action stymies blaze

Wheatland firefighters got a scare Tuesday afternoon when a fire that charred one field leaped across Wheatland Road toward another.

The blaze is believed to have started somewhere in a field next to the Wheatland Cemetery just after 1 p.m.

Wheatland Fire Chief Darryl Stineman said the exact starting point was likely near Wheatland and Lewis roads, where the fire spread to 5.5 acres.

Wheatland Fire Department called in support from Linda Fire Department to tackle the flames.

At one point, flames jumped across Wheatland Road toward another field but were quickly stopped on the shoulder of the road. The rest of the fire was extinguished within a half hour.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No structures were threatened.

Read more: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/wheatland-50664-fire-road.html#ixzz1sH6lQetS


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s