News: Columbia (Area Fire - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

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----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 5/07/1970

Columbia (Area Fire - 7 May 1970)

A ravishing forest fire fanned by a strong south wind devastated about 160 acres of valuable forest lands last week Monday afternoon. Starting in the Town of Dewhurst it quickly jumped the road west of Babcock’s Hill and on into Hewett where it rapidly advanced. Fire fighters and equipment from Fairchild, Black River Falls and Tomah finally brought the fire under control. A low flying plane using chemicals assisted in the fight.

No fire permits will be issued in this are until further notice from our district forest ranger at Black River Falls.



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