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Washington inmates aid in fire suppression


Last updated 6/16/2022 at 12:23pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Airway Heights Corrections Center prison inmates helped battle more than 240 forest fires in 2021. The effort is a result of a partnership between three state agencies that dates back more than 80 years.

The Correctional Camps Program is a joint venture of state’s Departments of Corrections, Natural Resources, and Children, Youth and Families.

The camps are operated by Natural Resources, with prison inmates from the Cedar Creek, Larch, and Olympic Corrections Centers in addition to Airway Heights, the state Department of Corrections reported.

Corrections officials repor...

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