A fire was started on Whitewater Road east of Hwy 90 south of Tyrone around 3:15 on April 9th. The fire has been determined to be human caused: started when burning trash in a burn barrel escaped in the wind and ignited nearby vegetation.
Fire personnel worked through the night to secure the fire perimeter, and only a few hot spots remain today. Two engine crews remain in the area strengthening the perimeter, mopping up and patrolling for hot spots.
An estimated 30 to 40 acres were burned, and two out-buildings destroyed. This morning the fire was 60% contained.