Fires erupt on dry, windy Friday


Last updated 8/23/2023 at 11:01am

A wall of flames flares up Friday afternoon as firefighters position themselves in an already-burned area to meet it just moments before three BLM-contracted Fire Boss airplanes arrived to help. - Scott Hunter photos

Firefighters from at least 10 different agencies fought a "stubborn" fire on a windy Friday weather forecasters had predicted could be a bad one. It was.

The fire dubbed the Plum Point Fire erupted the same afternoon fires near Coulee City, Quincy, Medical Lake, and Elk started amid a Red Flag warning by the National Weather Service that fires that starting in the windy, dry conditions could sprea...

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