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Controlled burn put out near Palouse

Series: News Briefs | Story 163

September 30, 2021

PALOUSE — A small controlled burn on a farm near Palouse grew to out of control on Sept. 23.

“Almost immediately, as we got on scene it was extinguished,” said Palouse Fire Department Fire Chief Scott Beeson. “It was not large.”

The farmer was burning a slash pile with wood and had called the fire department before starting, said Beeson. As soon as it got out of control, the farmer called 9-1-1.

The initial response was the Palouse Fire Department, two trucks from Whitman County Fire District 4, and three trucks from Whitman County Fire District 12, arriving at the scene on State...

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