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Reservation fires quelled


Mt. Tolman Fire Center personnel are concerned about weather reports of a storm and possible lightning strikes that is going to pass through the area this Thursday.

Kathy Moses said Tuesday that firefighters have welcomed the change in the weather Tuesday and are bracing themselves for whatever might happen Thursday.

The Colville Indian Reservation had a hit of 700 lightning strikes just over a week ago and had some 11 small fires contained or extinguished from that storm.

While a number of very large fires are occurring in North Central Washington, the reservation has largely escaped major fires.

“With a light snow pack this last winter,” Moses stated, “we have severe fire conditions and a lot of fuel in the forests.”

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