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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.

Superior Volunteer Fire Department arrived early Sunday afternoon to put out a fire in Webber that was caused by a trash burn on Saturday. The livestock trailer pictured was damaged by the fire.

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 along what is now an active Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad line and threatening structures and equipment in the small Jewell County community.

The railroad runs at an angle through the center of the community and wind from the southwest were fanning the fire. If the fire had jumped the railroad track and street, it could have spread into a residential area.

 

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