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Homes saved in quick fire response


Last updated 9/1/2021 at 6:31am

A hillside of flames backdrops a scene on Banks Avenue Sunday night where scores of firefighters responded to save several homes from a "human-caused" fire. - Scott Hunter photo

Firefighters converged with speed and coordination on a hillside blaze just above Banks Avenue in Grand Coulee Sunday night, saving several residences just below the city water tanks.

Dispatched to the wildfire at 100 Banks Avenue at 8:40 p.m., Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Dept. called for mutual aid from departments at Electric City, Coulee Dam Elmer City and Lincoln County.

Before long, 38 fir...

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