'I don't know what's next': Lincoln County cattle rancher devastated by Whitney Fire

  • Source: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
  • Published: 09/17/2020 05:41 PM

Homes lost and decades of hard work are now all gone. That’s what the Whitney Fire took from the cattle ranchers in Lincoln County. Those living near Davenport are still reeling from the loss, wondering what they’ll do now. The Whitney Fire started on Labor Day, burning almost 200 square miles. About 95 percent of the fire is contained, meaning most of the perimeter for the fire has been put down to keep it from spreading. Almost 100 structures are gone; half of them are homes. Although cattle rancher Chase Hubbard’s home was spared, it was his ranch that he lost. “People, they say ‘Well, at least it didn’t get your house,’ and I said this once already, but you know, they’re right. But, ultimately it would’ve been better if it’d just take the house and left the ranch alone because now we don’t have a way to make a living,” he told 4 News Now.


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