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Local departments respond to Kimball grass fire


June 5, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

VOLUNTEER FIREMEN Justin Smith, left, from Kimball, and Matt Luoma, from Saxon, walk along U.S. 2 searching for any remaining hot spots after crews extinguished a grass fire Tuesday.

By Bryan Hellios

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KIMBALL - Roughly 2 miles of ditch line west of Valley Road along U.S. 2 was left charred after a grass fire Tuesday afternoon.

Paul Samardich, Iron County Sheriff, happened to be close by and said he was the first to respond.

"It was pretty active when I first arrived on the scene," he said.

The Kimball, Saxon and Hurley Fire Departments and the Department of Natural Resources foresters responded to the blaze.

Montreal was paged, but Samardich said they were called off before they responded.

Kelly Martinko, DNR forest ranger out of Mercer...

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