Fire burns stubble, standing grain at Dixie-area farm

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DIXIE -- A more than 60-acre field fire Wednesday destroyed crops on a local farm, officials said.

The fire was reported about 2:40 p.m. at Sherry Farms along Harvey Shaw Road.

Walla Walla County Fire District 8 Chief Bob Clendaniel said the fire likely started from a mechanical problem on a combine. The fire consumed 60 acres of stubble, and about 7 acres of standing wheat. Clendaniel estimated the crop loss at close to $2,000.

The fire burned for close to two hours before being fully contained. Fire District 8 was assisted by the Walla Walla County Fire District 4, 6 and 7.

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