Fire burns 20 acres of Kent County barley field

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Fire officials say about 20 acres of a barley field in Kent County went up in flames.

The fire started around noon Tuesday while two combines were harvesting barley in a field in Felton.

For a time, Felton Fire Department Assistant Chief Craig Killen says firefighters were concerned the flames might spread to nearby Lake Forest High School and an adjacent radio tower. But firefighters had the fire under control by 1:30 p.m.

The state Fire Marshal's office is investigating what caused the fire.


Information from: WDEL-AM, http://www.wdel.com/

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