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Burlington wheat field fire damage lessened thanks to good neighbors and volunteer firefighters


Channel Five storm spotters were in Burlington Saturday evening and captured this footage of a wheat field fire at Garvie Farms started by lightning and stopped by many volunteers.

It's hard to imagine writing about a wheat field fire when record amounts of rain have fallen in the Burlington area leading to and during the 2019 wheat harvest. However, Mother Nature brought a wicked thunderstorm to Burlington early Saturday evening – enough bad weather that KOCO TV Channel 5 from Oklahoma City had storm chasers in the area. One wicked thunderbolt of lightning and the storm chasers had a wheat field fire to video right in front of them.

A harvest crew was cutting for the Garvie family (Charles, Brent and Vanessa) in a field just east of Burlington along the north side...

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