We were asleep when the fire started. The next morning, we were alerted by a good friend who asked if the fire was on us? We had no idea what he was talking about until we went over to see the damage for ourselves.

Just before our wheat was to be harvested, a lightning strike started a fire behind the business of Lindell’s Auto Salvage. The fire was stopped a few hundred yards from our wheat. Looking at the fire’s close proximity to our wheat and how small the burned patch was (a few acres), it became very apparent to us that the Pendleton Fire Department has skilled firemen working there. Wind is always a factor in fighting a fire and this time the wind was blowing from the east and directly toward our wheat.

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