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Broadus Volunteer Fire Department 2019 Report


January 30, 2020

In 2019 BVFD responded to 11 wildland fires in Powder River County. Out of the 11 fires only 125 acres burned in total. Four of the fires were started by farm equipment, hot bearings or iron sparking a rock. Between the landowners, neighbors and Broadus Fire these fires only burned about 14 acres total along with some haying equipment. A strong wind blew down a power line that started our largest fire of the year and it burned about 100 acres.

There were a few lightning strikes in the trees but with all the moisture they barely made it out into the grass; the largest burning about an acre...

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