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By Roger Harnack

Help comes to Malden


Last updated 2/18/2021 at 3:22pm

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Malden Mayor Dan Harwood, left, accepts a $20,000 donation from Rocky Eastman of Walla Walla County Fire District No. 4, presenting the check on behalf of the Washington Fire Chiefs organization. In the background, Whitman County Emergency Management Director Bill Tensfeld watches the exchange.

MALDEN – Mayor Dan Harwood accepted a $20,000 check Tuesday, Feb. 16, on behalf of the Fire Department.

The donation from the Washington Fire Chiefs association was presented to the city "no strings attached," organization Executive Director Steve Wright said during a brief ceremony in the temporary City Hall.

"These funds will assist us in rebuilding our Fire Department and Fire Station, along with funds from our insurance and FEMA," Harwood said.

Both the Fire Station and City Hall were destroyed Sept. 7 during the Babb Fire that burned approximately 80% of the structures in town and in...

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