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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Wagner Road fire burns approximately 1700 acres

Fire crews have wildfire contained, continue to monitor


Justin Slayton | The Gazette

The Wagner Road fire burns near Ewan on July 12.

ST. JOHN - A wildfire near Rock Lake Road began at 2:33 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, burning approximately 1000 to 2000 acres.

Whitman County EMD Director Bill Tensfeld stated that the fire was mostly contained Tuesday, July 18.

"I think St. John Fire District is still patrolling it occasionally," he said, noting that they're looking for hot spots.

Tensfeld explained that state mobilization resources were sent on Wednesday, July 12, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sent in resources on Thursday, July 13, including five or six trucks, a dozer, and a couple of hand crews there for two day...

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