Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Disaster averted for town of Pine Haven

Wildfire came so close to Pine Haven last week that flames were clearly visible from residents’ back yards on the northwest end of town. Fortunately, thanks to the combined efforts of 85 firefighters from numerous local units, it was brought under control with the loss of just one home.

The fire was reported on the afternoon of June 16 at around 2 p.m. and quickly reached 100 acres in size. Approximately 60 residents in the northwest part of Pine Haven were evacuated and asked to voluntarily remain out of their homes overnight, while Wind Creek Campground was closed and Highway 113 into Pine H...

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