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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Fire destroys Pullman homes

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August 12, 2021

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PULLMAN - Fire destroyed a home on Maple Street in Pullman and shed embers to set another house on fire on Aug. 8.

"Firefighters said the winds were gusting up to 30 miles per hour at the time and carried embers from Maple Street to more than a block away igniting the cedar shake shingles on a three-story home at 400 NE Howard Street," said Pullman Fire Department Public Information Officer Glenn Johnson.

Embers started a wildland fire causing half an acre of a hillside on North Grand Avenue to burn. One firefighter was injured while fighting the fire on the hillside, said Johnson.

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