A quick response by the Beatty Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a grass and brush fire in the yard of the residence formerly belonging to the late Shirley Harlan Sunday evening, June 6. The spring-fed oasis property is located on Pioneer Road, approximately eight miles from Beatty.
Because firemen were able to knock the blaze down quickly, nearby structures on the property were saved. The fire appeared to have started near a large water tank, but the cause was not evident.
Richard Stephens is a freelance reporter living in Beatty.