Fire Burns 58 Acres Near Sand Hollow

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HURRICANE – A home was evacuated as firefighters worked to control a fire that burned 58 acres yesterday near Sand Hollow.

Firefighter Tom Marsh said the fire started around 4:30 p.m. on Turf Sod Road and took an hour to get under control. Marsh said as he arrived on scene, the wind shifted, which threatened many structures. Several agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, the city of Leeds and the city of Washington, assisted in the fire suppression.

Marsh said no homes or structures were damaged, but some personal property and equipment was destroyed. He said the fire was human caused but accidental. He said the moisture this year has stimulated the growth of cheatgrass in the county.

“I think it’s going to be a busy year,” he said.

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