Babb Fire destroys 121 homes
September 17, 2020
MALDEN — Eight days after the firestorm that brought a little bit of hell on earth to Whitman County and destroyed homes around the county, all fires are considered 100% contained and state mobilization forces have packed up and left.
The Babb/Malden Fire is now credited with burning 15,266 acres, 1,000 of which were in Spokane County. Crews were performing their final assessments of the Malden and Pine City communities late last week. Tally from the Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team No. 10, which was managing fire operations until 6 p.m. Monday evening, is 121 single family...