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Volunteers clean up burned Colfax property


Garth Meyer | Whitman County Gazette

Debris cleanup is underway on a Cromwell Street property that caught fire last September.

COLFAX — A group organized by Colfax Mayor Jim Retzer convened March 27 at the burned property on Cromwell Street to clean up the grounds.

They hauled nine tons of debris to the county landfill, along with five loads of burnt tree limbs and brush.

A dumpster for metal was also filled for Pacific Recycling.

"We pretty much cleaned up that property once and for all," said Retzer. "We had a big crew, everyone worked great and we got a lot accomplished."

The group of about 15 people worked from 8 a.m. to about 5 p.m.

Volunteers included city staff, neighbors and employees from PIFCU.

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