Fires continue to ravish area farmers
Fires continue to ravish area farmers during dry conditions last week. Area firemen have been called out for more than eight consecutive days for fires in adjoining counties.
Last Wednesday, Jun. 17, was one of the worse fires in the area.
Reports of a rock truck with a flat tire, with one wheel driving on the rim, allegedly started a series of fires in wheat fields starting three miles south of Okeene, and then for several miles west on the Southard blacktop road southwest of Okeene.
The truck was allegedly empty on its way to USG in Southard to pick up a load of gyp rock and return to Garfield County.
One of the fires started in a wheat field four south and three miles of Okeene burned several hundred acres and destroyed equipment of Dennis Laubach and Teddy Schultz, both Okeene farmers.
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