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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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Governor Jay Inslee toured Central Washington this week to talk about improving broadband technology in the state. He told KOHO he wants to promote the vision statement that the state needs to provide broadband access to all its citizens: On Wednesday, the Governor traveled to Pomeroy and Pullman. Thursday he was in Chewelah, Quincy and…

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Positive movement on the #monumenthillfire between Quincy and Ephrata as local firefighters receive help from state mobilization. Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said firefighters are getting the upper hand on the fire and should reach full containment today. All evacuation notices have been downgraded to Level 1. A shelter was set up at Quincy High School. The…

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State scientists will collect data on several types of air pollution in the community of Quincy. Significant increases in both population and economic development, including 10 new industrial facilities, prompted the study, which will look at pollution, emissions, weather and more, as KOHO’s Marcus Bellissimo reports. Check out the state’s Air Monitoring Network here. Photo courtesy…

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The good news: Lighter winds today, Spartan Fire Level 2 evacuations have been downgraded to Level 1 and the fire is now 60% contained. The bad news: Level 2s now in place for homes northwest of Quincy in the Monument Hill area as the Sutherland Canyon Fire is now 47,000 acres and growing, with 20%…

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