High wind fans flames on lentils Saturday
September 3, 2020
GARFIELD-Every fire district in the county and Potlatch responded to a field fire Saturday, battling high winds as the fire spread from lentils to standing grain, stubble and railroad tracks, destroying a trestle. Fire crews were one scene about seven hours, fighting a fire that ignites off a combine near Sunrise Road and spread one and a half miles to Highway 27.
The call went out at 3:30 p.m. Sunrise Road is located south of Garfield, west of the highway.
According to Whitman County Fire District 3 Chief Chris McCully, wind was 100% of the issue in fighting the fire. High winds fed the f...