Quick Call Helps Contain Dangerous Fire

sharon boe

Zap, ND, Rural Carrier Associate Sharon Boe was delivering mail three miles north of town, following a pair of trucks. After the trucks passed, she noticed a small fire.

She was close to the home of the local fire chief, so she quickly drove there to alert him.

He immediately notified help as the blaze was spreading rapidly. It took assistance from four fire departments to bring the blaze under control several hours later. In that short period of time, the fire consumed 750 acres and came within 200 yards of a couple farm sites.

It is believed the fire was started by a carelessly discarded cigarette. If not for Boe’s quick action, the results could have been much more dangerous.

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