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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Volunteer put out human-started fire


Saturday night some folks decided to start celebrating early with personal fireworks on the eastern hill above Rowland Lake. Needless to say, those fireworks created a fire that could have become a potential life- and stock-threatening inferno. Thankfully there is a force greater than it which is always on standby for such a call. This army of dedicated volunteers was able to contain it to just 25 acres. Joining forces to get it under control were Fire Departments from Lyle, Klickitat, Husum, and High Prairie, as well as the Forrest Service and DNR. A helicopter with a water bucket was seen dipping quite a few loads out of Rowland Lake to help extinguish the blaze. Count your blessings t...

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