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Last updated 8/1/2018 at 9:28am

A Bureau of Reclamation firefighter applies water while Police Chief John Tufts pulls hose from the truck during a fire Thursday by Hometown Pizza on SR-174 in Grand Coulee. - Scott Hunter photo

Volunteer firefighters in Grand Coulee responded quickly to local fires recently, stopping them before they could grow in size and do major damage.

Firefighters responded to a fire right in Hometown Pizza's backyard on July 26, the second fire that week following a July 23 smoldering fire in a pile of manure.

The Hometown Pizza fire was responded to by 14 firefighters, five fire engines, two...

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