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By Roger Harnack
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Wagner Road Fire contained to 7,381 acres

Blaze started Aug. 18 flaring up dry grass and active wheat fields

 

August 25, 2022



EWAN – A fire that broke out Thursday afternoon was in patrol status on Monday, Aug. 22.

The Wagner Road Fire broke out at about 2:04 p.m. Aug. 18 and grew to nearly 800 acres by late Thursday evening, officials said. The blaze was burning in dry grass, and in stubble and active wheat fields.

The dry grass and brush was taller than two feet, officials said, noting in many areas the height exceeded 4 feet.

That night the fire flared up and grew to about 7,000 acres, officials said.

As of Monday, state fire officials estimated the blaze at 7,381 acres. With the blaze fully contained, state...



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