By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Manning Fire destroys two homes

 

Last updated 9/10/2020 at 11:47am

Garth Meyer

A Colfax house burns in the fast-moving Manning Fire in Whitman County.

COLFAX - A fast-moving brush fire here destroyed two houses and a shop Monday, Sept. 7.

Fire crews were dispatched at 10:40 a.m. for a fire on the hill west of the city where flames were reported between Cromwell and West streets.

The blaze spread across the hillside and destroyed the Garcia family home on Cromwell street and the Pugh family home on Crestview Drive, officials said. The garage belonged to another family.

Much of the hillside was burned, as well.

Another fire call went out at 10:51 a.m. for what is now known as the Manning Fire.

The fire was reported in the area of Green Ho...



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