The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Disastrous Bear Paws Fire

 

September 14, 2022

Cabin at Eagle Creek Valley, formerly owned by teh Edwards family, in ruins, there are several Fire Departments fighting the fire

It was a scorching day, over 100 degrees, with a strong wind of plus 20 miles an hour. Red flags warning were out when the fire alarm went off in Big Sandy. It was the kind of day that everyone needed to respond.

The rumor was that it was arson because the fire was so sporadic. However, it was started by a contractor working on a cabin formerly owned by Keith Edwards and now owned by a relative. It was purely unintentional. He couldn't stop it and drove immediately to a place where there was better reception for his cell phone and reported it. It was the only building destroyed in Eagle Cre...



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