The Chronicle -

By Pat Edwards
Lorane contributor 

Fire Road blaze reminiscent of 2015 fire


August 1, 2019

Photos provided/Lil Thompson

These Aug. 14, 2015 photos capture the scene when a fire broke out along Territorial Road south of Lorane. The fire caught the Mitchell and Matchulat family properties on fire and consumed over 180 acres.

'In early August, 2015, Lorane was in the news – and not in a good way. A fire had broken out along Territorial Road south of Lorane and caught the hillside between the Mitchell and Matchulat properties on fire. The blaze consumed over 180 acres and was finally contained, days later, after coming within 75 feet of the Matchulat home.

Last week, another similar fire that broke out near Fire Road was determined to be caused by human negligence. The fire was contained within a few hours, but again, our community members were ready to evacuate livestock if needed and do whatever it took to ke...

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