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Fire in Snake River canyon covers 1,300 acres


July 12, 2018

Fire crews from this area responded July 4 to a range fire which started in the Nisqually John Canyon along the Snake River about 12 miles downstream from Clarkston.

The fire moved up a steep part of the canyon which could not be reached by crews from Colton District 14 when they responded to the scene.

Airplanes and a helicopter were used on the fire and the Whitman County Sheriff’s marine patrol was used on the river to clear a zone for the aircraft to scoop up water.

The fire was contained as of Saturday morning and remaining fire crews from the state mobilization headed home. Estim...

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