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Published August 20, 2010, 08:26 AM

Combine starts fire that burns wheat, timber

ROCKFORD, Wash. — A Spokane County Fire District 2 spokesman says a fire started by a combine has burned about 75 acres of wheat and 25 acres of timber in a rural area between Rockford and Fairfield.

ROCKFORD, Wash. — A Spokane County Fire District 2 spokesman says a fire started by a combine has burned about 75 acres of wheat and 25 acres of timber in a rural area between Rockford and Fairfield.

Fire Chief Jason Laulainen says no structures burned Thursday and there were no injuries. He says the fire that started shortly before noon was contained by late Thursday afternoon. The Washington Department of Natural Resources was doing mopup work in the timber.

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