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Winds whip up fire, threatening Big Sandy home


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

A truck sits in an ashen field after a fire burned multiple acres of land Wednesday northwest of Big Sandy. The fire started Tuesday night after a lightning strike, and was thought to have been extinguished, but high winds Wednesday afternoon brought it back to life.

A fire tore across a field and threatened property northwest of Big Sandy Wednesday afternoon, after the remnants of a Tuesday night fire were brought back to life by high winds.

Robin Pearson said the fire burned land belonging to and threatened the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Gay Pearson, but thanks to neighbors and the Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department, the fire was halted about 100 feet from his brother's house.

"I don't think they wanted it any closer, that's for sure," he said.

The brush fire began Tuesday evening during a brief thunderstorm that produced frequ...

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