Recent fires show the season is here


Local firefighters were busy over the last couple weeks, from fighting wildland fires to attending to one right behind the fire station in Grand Coulee.

Firefighters were called to help on a large fire that burned more than 2,000 acres just north of Soap Lake a couple weeks ago that garnered a state fire mobilization after two Grant county-wide calls slowed it down, said Grand Coulee Fire Chief Rick Paris. It took several days to control.

Last Wednesday, a fire north of Rebecca Lake Road drew every local agency in a rapid response amid significant winds, including two Fireboss aircraft. It...

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