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By Reid Thompson
Gazette Reporter 

Volunteer firefighters douse Wawawai car fire


August 18, 2022

Whitman County Sheriff's Office

Volunteer firefighters extinguish a car fire on Wawawai Road near the Port of Wilma on Sunday, Aug. 14.

PORT OF WILMA – Rapid responses from Whitman and Asotin County fire departments prevented a burning vehicle on Wawawai Road from spreading to nearby brush on Sunday, Aug. 14.

At 4:52 in the afternoon, deputies of the Whitman County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a car fire at Milepost 35 near the Port of Wilma on the north shore of the Snake River.

Around the same time, volunteer firefighters from Whitman County Fire District 14 out of Colton-Uniontown and Asotin County Fire District 1 volunteers from Clarkston were dispatched to the blaze.

The Asotin County volunteers were th...

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