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By Roger Harnack

Rebuilding Malden will require unity

Tribble encourages residents to work together


Last updated 9/23/2020 at 1:53pm

Roger Harnack

David's Pizza owner Mark Starr of Marshall brought his mobile pizza response truck Thursday to Malden, where he served more than 100 fire victims, responders and volunteers. The caterer whose business is based in Spokane, donated the pizza.

MALDEN – Local leaders called for unity and cooperation Tuesday in the "arduous" task of rebuilding the community in the wake of the Babb Fire.

More than 150 people turned out Tuesday afternoon for a post-fire planning meeting at the makeshift Town Hall on a grassy field next to Mayor Chris Ferrell's home. Whitman County commissioners, Mayor Ferrell, Town Council members, residents and volunteers attended.

Endicott pastor Fred Tribble led the discussion on recovering from the Babb Fire, which destroyed all but 21 of the town's homes.

Officials said they estimated 40%-60% of properties des...

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