FIRE NEAR ELGIN BURNS 100 ACRES

March 30, 2001 11:00 pm

A sign of the season to come? Elgin Fire Departments Greg Luse maintains one side of a 100-acre fire that burned on Hindman-Waelty Road and Witherspoon Lane just east of Elgin Friday afternoon. Elgin fire crews had difficulties battling the blaze because the ground was so wet they could not get engines onto the field. The fire started in an abandoned house, then jumped the road to an open field. Details as to how the house fire was started were unavailable at press time. Lou Allen, of Milton Freewater is the property owner.