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Wildfire threatens Coulee Dam homes


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 8:18am

People stand in a back yard at 12th and Tilmus in Coulee Dam, watching as a firefighter waits for water to charge his hose while flames leap a few feet away Tuesday night. - Scott Hunter photo

A wind-driven brush fire threatened homes on the northern end of east Coulee Dam Tuesday night.

Fire fighters from every nearby agency were on scene defending homes and working to try to prevent the fire's spread on the hillside above town. Nearly two hours later they were still working. No homes were lost as of 8:47 p.m.

At about 7 p.m., the wind direction pushed the fire alongside the treed n...

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