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Slow year for firework mishaps on the West Plains, authorities say


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 11:42am

First responders in Airway Heights and Medical Lake enjoyed a slower than normal year regarding firework incident responses around July 4.

The Airway Heights Fire Department responded to three fires that night, according to Fire Chief Mitch Metzger.

“(The fires) might have been caused by fireworks,” Metzger said. “Two of them were in trash cans and one of them was a brush fire, but we never actually found it so we called it in and we never did see it.”

One person was “checked out” for a firework-related injury but ended up not being injured. That person signed a release, Metzger...

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