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Brush fire burning thousands of acres

Local firefighters called out


From the NWCC site

A brush fire that started south of Leahy Junction Wednesday afternoon had consumed nearly 7 square miles of grass and brush by this morning after some short-range jumping and fast movement late Wednesday.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Eric Braaten discovered the fire about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

With crews totaling 20 firefighters and three fire engines, what's now called the R Road fire set local mutual-aid agreements into play, and firefighters from Grand Coulee and Electric City responded in the 100-plus-degree weather.

Today, crews that had been working on the Coyot...

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