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By John McCallum
Cheney Free Press 

Badger Lake fire grows

 

Last updated 8/18/2020 at 11:12am

Donald Marshall

A Conair Air Tractor AT-802 Fire Boss waterbombers makes a water drop over the Badger Lake fire Sunday evening, Aug. 16.

CHENEY – A series of small wildfires has grown into a 200-acre-plus blaze near Badger Lake about 15 miles south of Cheney.

The four fires began around 5:04 p.m. Sunday evening under hot, dry conditions, and are burning in grassy areas dotted with stands of ponderosa pine. According to the state Department of Natural Resources, one was six acres and threatening structures, another was eight acres, the third was between 1-2 acres while the progress of the fourth had been stopped Sunday evening.

According to a news release from the Washington State Patrol, about 50-70 homes are threatened. I...



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