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SALEM, Ore. — Wheat harvest is off to a blazing start in Eastern Oregon — literally.
Emery Gentry, who farms about 500 acres of wheat near the small town of Weston, was taken by surprise when he got the phone call July 12 that one of the fields he leases had somehow caught fire.
“I was working with my harvest partners in the Hermiston area when I got the call,” Gentry said. “There was nothing I could do.”
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