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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Badger Lake still burning

Crews manage to get lines around 244-acre blazes, limited containment Tuesday


Last updated 8/20/2020 at 3:24pm

Donald Marshall / Whitman County Gazette

Residents watch the Badger Lake Fire burn near Badger Lake Estates Sunday evening.

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 were 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.

DNR fire public information officer Isabelle Hoygaard said Tuesday morning, Aug. 18, that the fi...

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