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Fire still burning in Nespelem area

Tribal Recycling Center burned


Last updated 7/29/2020 at 8:42am

An air tanker lays down fire retardant near Schoolhouse Loop Road Thursday evening about 6:30. - Scott Hunter photo

A fire that started Thursday afternoon near the tribal greenhouses near the Columbia River east of the Colville Indian Agency moved rapidly over dry hills to Schoolhouse Loop Road about two miles away, burned the tribal recycling center and threatened the correctional facility, the school, the tribal archives and the town itself, the Mt. Tolman Fire Center said.

By evening, the blaze had burned...

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