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Fire departments battle fires in neighboring communities


On Sunday, a fire in Webber reignited from a trash burn on Saturday. The fire had heavy smoke and large flames because of the high winds. The wind caused the fire to move close to the railroad tracks. Flames were seen from the road north of the fire. The Superior Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene to put the fire out. The fire department brought out two brush trucks and a tanker truck. There was damage to a livestock semi trailer and nearby buildings.

Sunday afternoon the Formoso and Superior volunteer fire departments were called to fight fires in the neighboring communities along the former Santa Fe railroad line. While the Formoso department was in Lovewell working to contain a fire which destroyed a pole shed belonging to Lane Ehlers, the Superior Department was fighting a grass fire that had started near the southern edge of Webber.

It was about 1 p.m. when the Superior department was sent to Webber.

There it appeared high winds had whipped up a planned trash fire from Saturday. That fire was spreading in a northerly direction alo...

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