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Hundreds battle fire on reservation

A fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation, upstream from the Keller Ferry in the Hellgate Game Reserve area has scorched 18,000 acres and was 25 percent contained, as of Tuesday night, as firefighters have contended with snakes, bears and smoke too thick for airplanes to help.

The Williams Flats Fire started Aug. 2, after a band of early morning thunderstorms with lightning moved across th...


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