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Fire chars Medical Lake

Officials now say more than 185 homes burned


August 24, 2023

Matthew O. Stephens | Free Press Publishing

A firefighter arrives too late to save at home on Clear Lake Road, Medical Lake, as the blaze rages Saturday, Aug. 19.

MEDICAL LAKE - Rain Tuesday, Aug. 22, gave fire crews a break in their effort to stop the growth of the Gray Fire.

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, fire officials said the blaze was 48% contained. The new estimated size is 10,016 acres.

On Wednesday at 7, officials hosted a community meeting to explain the status of the Gray Fire and hear fire victims' concerns.

They were also explain the command post move from Cheney Middle School to Pine Lodge, 721 S. Pine St.

That meeting was planned for Medical Lake High School, 200 E. Barker St.

The move will open the door for the Cheney School District ready f...

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