Moderate winds and dry conditions created the perfect storm for an afternoon fire on Thursday, March 12. The fire was located west of Highway 47 and on the Lincoln County Spur Road just south of the Highway 40 and Highway 47 intersection. Callaway initially responded to the fire around 2 PM, but quickly called for support from area agencies. A plane was also called in to help put out the blaze that was still burning after 5 PM.
The fire appeared to start next to the Lincoln County Spur Road and, with the help of the wind, began to burn south of the road. Fire trucks from Callaway, Arnold, Brady, Maxwell, Gothenburg, and a number of other agencies responded to the scene. ATV’s with small water tanks could also be seen putting out “hot spots” in the area.
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