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Late October has been a busy week for firefighters in Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties. A three-alarm brush fire in Douglas County burned just over 800 acres of grassland on Tuesday, several miles west of Crescent Bar in the vicinity of Trinidad, near the Grant County Border. The Milepost 20 fire burned in brush and…

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Rural fire districts are typically the first to respond to wildfires in their coverage area. Legislation enacted two years ago seeks to enhance their firefighting efforts with surplus equipment from the state’s largest firefighting force. Marcus Bellissimo reports one such backcountry engine is coming to Chelan County District #9.

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A local landmark is about to undergo a name change. To a name that most people already associate with the landmark. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Sponsored by the Fire Learning Network and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the 2019 Spring Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) brings participants into a collaborative environment designed to increase shared stewardship and learning across agencies. Participants are paired with certified trainers during the prescribed burns, allowing them to practice using fire to restore forests…

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12th District Senator Brad Hawkins joins Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Today Hawkins talks about the importance of tackling wildfires and improving forest health. Hawkins was at State Public Lands Commission Hilary Franz’s unveiling last week of the 10-year Wildland Fire Protection Strategic Plan. He…

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