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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Cars destroyed in Babb Fire being recycled

Sheriff estimates 150 have already been removed


October 22, 2020

Roger Harnack | Free Press Publishing

Burned cars destroyed in the Babb Fire are being removed from Malden and recycled.

MALDEN - Junk cars removal in Malden is on a roll with about half of them gone.

The collaborated efforts are cleaning up the area following the Labor Day fire. There is still all lot to do, but there has been quite a bit of effort in clearing away the junk metal, according to Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers,.

"The community's really worked hard to get those cleaned up," he said.

The sheriff's office performed a slough of VIN inspections after the fire to begin the paperwork to have vehicles declared junk.

Myers estimated 150 cars have already been moved and are along the trail to rec...

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