‘It’s not fun. It’s devastating’: Wheat farmer believes his combine started Lind fire

LIND, Wash. (KXLY) – A wheat farmer believes he is responsible for the fire that burned homes and structures in Lind on Thursday. 

The fire burned six homes and eight other buildings but is now fully contained. People who were evacuated can now return home. 

Grant Miller says his combine started the fire and within five minutes it grew out of control. 

“To have people’s homes, I know it burnt their whole lives, just turned upside down. It’s not fun. It’s devastating,” Miller said. 

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Miller has a fire truck on his farm but strong winds made the fire erupt and quickly grow out of control. 

An official cause of the fire will be confirmed by fire investigators at a later time.

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