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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Winds spread fire beyond 1,000 acres


August 20, 2020

Whitman County Sheriff's Office

Fire burns overnight Aug. 16 along the top of the canyon above Wawawai Road.

Wawawai Road-A 25 acre fire that had been contained is now spread across about 1,400 acres after overnight winds picked up Aug. 17. Although the fire was zero percent contained Monday morning, it was 30% contained with fire line around 90%.

The original fire started off a motor home that caught fire on Wawawai Road, across the Snake River from Chief Timothy Park, about 4 p.m. Aug. 16. Whitman County Fire District 14 responded as did Asotin County and Clarkston.

The Chief Timothy Fire had been contained and then a thunder cell entered the area and winds picked up, according to Whitman Count...

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