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According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Baird Springs Fire, just northwest of Quincy, is now 100 percent contained. Fire crews are mopping up and state mobilization resources left yesterday. The fire started Tuesday afternoon and quickly grew to more than 500 acres, burning grass, sage and standing wheat. Washington State Patrol authorized mobilization of…

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A brush fire about 500 acres in size is burning near Crescent Bar in the Baird Springs area near Trinidad hill. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the fire started yesterday afternoon near Trinidad and quickly grew to 500 acres, threatening homes, crops, range land and orchards. Last night, authorities lowered evacuation levels for homes…

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The Washington Service Corps is currently seeking to fill nearly 800 service positions across the state. As part of the federal AmeriCorps program, the Service Corps works in almost all 39 Washington counties, from environmental stewardship or to helping children, adults and veterans prepare for disasters; improve their health; prepare for careers; and increase their…

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KOHO’s Dan Langager has the latest details on the three fires burning south of Wenatchee – Spartan, Sutherland Canyon and Straight Hollow Fires. The Spartan is 30% contained at 7,500 acres; the Sutherland 10% contained at 10,000 acres; Straight Hollow 20% contained at 6,000 acres. Level 3 evacuations are now in place for the Sutherland Canyon…

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Snowy conditions Sunday and Monday made for nasty driving conditions. A collision on Blewett Pass Sunday afternoon sent five people to the hospital. Yesterday afternoon a semi truck slid off Highway 243 and into the Columbia River. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. between Vantage and Mattawa. The driver was able to exit the cab,…

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In August the Washington State Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, designated State Route 281 in Grant County as a Critical Rural Freight Corridor. That could mean a widening of the highway to four lanes and other transportation improvements. Dan Langager filed this report on what it could mean for the…

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