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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Wawawai Fire rages, burns over 500 acres


Submitted Photo | Guy Gifford

State resources mobilize to contain the fire.

PULLMAN -The Washington State Fire Marshal's Office reports that state fire assistance was mobilized on Tuesday, July 25, at 1:45 a.m. to contain a fire near Pullman on Wawawai Road in the Snake River Canyon, a half a mile west of the Wawawai Campground, 13501 Wawawai Road, Colton.

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources at the request of Fire Chief Whitman County Fire District 12, Lester Erwin, states reports.

Public Information Officer for the Wawawai fire, Guy Gifford, stated that the fire was reported at approximately 9:02...

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