Fire department battles blaze for 14 hours

Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

The New Prague Fire Department and firefighters from Montgomery, Lonsdale and New Market had a test of endurance as they battled a fire that started Monday afternoon and lasted through the early morning hours of Tuesday at Tupy & Kubes Tree Service, Inc. on Highway 19, east of New Prague.

The departments spent a total of 14 hours fighting the fire. Jim Becker, New Prague fire chief, said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The department was called to the scene on two occasions after a large pile of wood chips caught fire.

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