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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Smoke from wildland fires rolls over Clarkston area

Two fires merged, third is now 100% contained


Roger Harnack I The Gazette

The photo was taken at a different fire.

CLARKSTON - Smoke could be seen from Clarkston as three wildland fires merged into two, one being 100% contained on Monday.

The closest is the Silcott Fire, which is 2 miles west of Asotin and was burning 8,633 acres on July 12 and is 100% contained.

"We do not expect the fire to grow or spread outside its current borders," said a spokesperson.

Fire began burning brush and tall grass on July 7. No structures were lost.

The firefighting is managed by Asotin County Fire District 1, the Washington State Patrol-Fire Marshal's Office, the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Natural Reso...

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