Two fires Tuesday for Colfax department
September 3, 2020
WHITMAN COUNTY—Colfax firefighters had less than a 20-minute break between fighting field fires Aug. 25.
Colfax brought three units to a fire off Shields Road near the intersection with Ballaine Road as part of the District 11 response. Units were called out to a tractor fire that spread to the stubble and windrow straw the tractor had been baling. A total of 12 units arrived to fight the fire; three from District Two in St. John, and three from Colfax, three from Steptoe, two from Diamond and one from Albion which all comprise District 11.
The tractor and baler it was pulling were both...