Fire contained on N. Touchet Road; disaster averted says chief


September 7, 2023

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Fire District No. 3 fire fighters mounted an attack on a fire on the North Touchet which had the potential to blow up into a major fire event, according to Jeromy Phinney, chief. At two points in the attack, Phinney says, his paid and volunteer fire fighters pushed into burning areas and quelled the flames before they could spread.

DAYTON–An accidentally started fire in the 900 block of North Touchet Road was contained to around three or four acres with some vehicles, fencing and trees sustaining damage on Monday, August 28, but the flames were literally seconds from breaking out and erupting into a major fire incident, says Fire District 3 Chief Jeromy Phinney.

The fire was accidentally started by homeowner Tom Konen, who w...

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