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Fire command, camp take over middle school

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August 24, 2023

CHENEY — With a fire comes the need for a command post and camp to house firefighters and their support crews.

For the Gray Fire, Northwest Incident Management Team No. 7, a Southeast Washington response team, set up operations at Cheney Middle School, 740 Betz Road, where it replaced state Department of Natural Resources managing the emergency.

The team will be moving later this week due to the back-to-school timetable.

Spokeswoman Heather Gibsen said Monday, Aug. 21, that the team is charged with managing the daily logistics in coordinating a fire response.

“Feeding, bathing, sleeping accomm...

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