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Flames erupt in Kahlotus, Sprague and other towns

Fires race through nearby communities


Last updated 9/11/2020 at 4:06pm

Roger Harnack

Sprague resident Lucas Becker uses a garden hose to put out hotspots Monday.

MALDEN - Wildfire raced through several nearby communities, destroying homes, businesses, outbuildings and even a City Hall.

Franklin County officials reported one fire had destroyed homes along Kahlotus Pasco Road and near Basin City.

In Sprague, a fire broke out in sage and dry grass on the north side of town. Residents broke out fire houses and doused the grass close to residential areas as the fire reportedly consumed a barn and a vacant home.

Lucas Becker and several other residents grabbed hoses to keep the fire from spreading.

"My house was in real danger for a while," Harry Becker s...

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