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By Teresa Simpson
Gazette Reporter 

Malden, Pine City celebrate recovery from 2020 firestorm


September 15, 2022

MALDEN – The communities of Malden and Pine City, located in northern Whitman County mostly destroyed by a firestorm in 2020, hosted a public event on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 -5 p.m. celebrate recovery efforts.

Two years ago the Babb Road Fire destroyed most of the buildings in the communities, torching over a hundred homes, and 15,000 acres.

The Pine Creek Community Resoration Long Term Recovery Organization and the Town of Malden hosted the event, called Malden-Pine City Revival. The event included free hot dogs, games, live music, and door prizes.

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