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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Fire sweeps south of Lind

Several fires burning through parts of Eastern Washington


Last updated 8/9/2022 at 7:14am

Roger Harnack | The Journal

In the aftermath of the Aug. 4 wildfire, a local man searches for salvageable items in the debris of a South Van Marter Drive home. See more photos on page 3.

LIND - A series of fires broke out last week across Eastern Washington, including a blaze that destroyed several homes and outbuildings in rural Adams County and the Lind area on Thursday, Aug. 4.

While the fast-burning blaze was short-lived, it destroyed six homes and multiple outbuildings, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said Friday, noting it had been declared as a disaster.

With the declaration, the federal Disaster Relief Fund can be used to help cover firefighting costs. In addition, more than $1 million may also be made available through the state's Hazard Mitigation Gr...

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