By Mark Foss
PCN Staff 

Wildfire Breaks Out Eight Miles South of Malta

Volunteers extinguish 1,340 acre blaze


Chris Barthelmess and his intern Matt Brandt (standing on trailer) fight the fire, while Leo Barthelmess drives. Photo by Pierre Bibbs.

The Malta Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, for a field fire approximately eight miles south of Malta.

Some of the landowners affected by the fire were Esther Ruud, Scott Waters, Brent Waters, and Jamie and Jason Ulrich.

Jamie Ulrich said, "There was a small flare-up on Friday and another one on Sunday. We just really need a nice rain shower to put it out for good. We are so grateful for everyone that showed up to help put out the fire and those that came over to help move cows."

Many area fire departments, local farmers, and ranchers were on hand r...

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