Area firefighters nip local fires in bud, urge area citizens to be extremely careful

Resources stretched thin in state, country


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 law enforcement officers, and two Grant County PUD linemen who kept the grass and brush fire to approximately a quarter of an acre, a press release from the fire department stated.

The cause of the f...

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