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Local fires small over Fourth


Four small fires were reported in the area this week, said Grand Coulee Fire Chief Richard Paris.

Two, one at North Dam and the other at Barker Canyon, were caused by fireworks and were quickly put out. Another fire was near the canal on U.S. Bureau of Reclamation property and was quickly put out. The cause of that fire wasn’t determined. The fourth fire was near the Elmer City Access Road, the cause of which was also unknown. It also was quickly put out.

“We appreciate the public’s help,” Paris said, after having made the case last week that extra caution was in order for the July 4 holiday in tinderbox conditions.

Other current fires in

Eastern Washington include:

• Little Spokane Fire at Riverside State Park 60 acres

• 231 Fire, seven miles south of Springdale 930 acres

• Wolverine Fire, northwest of Lucerne 400 acres

• Gilmore Gulch Fire, six miles northeast of Anatone 2,500 acres

• Williams Fire, north of Colville 332 acres

• Newby Lake Fire, 11 Miles northwest of Loomis 1,450 acres

• Saddle Lake Fire, 12 Miles east of Desert Aire 14,357 acres

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