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Crews control brush blaze


Last updated 9/3/2020 at 2:58pm

MEDICAL LAKE — Fire crews reached 100% containment on a 310-acre fire just east of the city by the end of their shift Aug. 29.

Authorities responded to a fire burning in dry grass, brush and light timber north of state Highway 902, east of Bartholomew Road, at 12:32 p.m. Aug. 27.

The fire -- later dubbed the Bartholomew Fire -- burned northeast of the city and onto Fairchild Air Force Base.

One primary residence and three outbuildings burned, according to Guy Gifford of the state Department of Natural Resources.

The state Department of Transportation ordered Highway 902 closed between...

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