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  • Writer's pictureBrandon Sanchez

Fire destroys potato storage shed near Wheeler

Photo of burned potato shed BY: Moses Lake Fire

-Moses Lake (Wheeler), WA

Firefighters from MLFD, and Grant County Fire District 4 responded to a structure fire near Wheeler Wednesday afternoon. The large plum of smoke visible from Downtown was coming from a commercial potato storage shed near Rd. O NE and Wheeler Rd near R.E.C. Silicon.

PHOTO BY: Moses Lake Fire

According to fire officials Grant PUD cut power to the area temporarily that affected customers along Rd. N NE, Rd. Q NE and Rd. 5 NE. Fire officials stated that the county shut off power to keep firefighters safe from electrical sparks the fire might cause. At this time the fire is under investigation and no cause has been released.

At 2:05pm the Grant County Sheriff’s Office closed Road O Northbound due to the structure fire and did not give an estimated re opening time.

MLFD stated that crews will be on scene for a while for overhaul operations, in the meantime, the public is asked to avoid the area.

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