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Bridge Creek Fire 42 percent contained


The lightning-caused Bridge Creek Fire, burning 13 miles northeast of Keller, is responsible for the smoke in the air lately.

So far the fire, which started on Aug. 9, has burned 3,518 acres and is at 42 percent containment, according to an Aug. 29 press release from the Colville Tribes.

Heat conditions, difficult terrain, and poor access to the fire have proved physically and mentally challenging for the crew, according to the press release, and crew members are encouraged to stay hydrated, and to be very aware of their surroundings, told to “look up, look down, and look around.”


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