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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Gray Fire burns near Medical Lake


Last updated 8/22/2023 at 9:22am

Roger Harnack | The Journal

The remnants of vehicles on Freeman Road in Medical Lake show the intensity of the Gray Fire that burned burning in the area.

MEDICAL LAKE – A fire that destroyed homes and prompted multiple residents to evacuate is still burning.

As of Monday afternoon, the Gray Fire was estimated to have consumed 10,014 acres and destroyed 185 homes.

At least one person is reported to have died as a result of the fire; details on that fatality have not yet been released.

Interstate 90 from Sprague to Spokane was closed from Friday through Monday afternoon as the fire encroached on the highway.

But with only embers smoldering along I-90, the main route across Eastern Washington was reopened Monday afternoon, helping to alleviat...

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