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Residents Encouraged to Remain Vigilant with Fire Safety and Prevention

The Chinook Volunteer Fire Department was again called out to a fire on July 31, joining forces with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to contain the 'Cow Fire'.

The fire burned approximately 100 acres down a steep coulee. A BLM Helicopter was on scene and at one point the CVFD and local landowners had a Type 6 Engine, a Type 5 Wildland Truck and a 20 man crew on scene.

So far rapid response from volunteer fire departments as well as landowners and state agencies have kept fires contained, precaution is still a high priority. With temperatures forecasted to remain hot and little precipitatio...