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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Fires in patrol status


Last updated 8/10/2023 at 9:47am

Roger Harnack | Cheney Free Press

A Fire Boss aircraft scoops up water from Silver Lake while battling the Anderson Fire on Aug. 3

CHENEY – Two area fires that drew a large fire response have been completely contained and downgraded to patrol status.

The West Anderson Fire started at approximately 5:00PM on August 2, and has now been fully contained according to the final update by the Department of Natural Resources.

The fire burned through brush, tall grass and timber for five days before being downgraded to patrol status.

The wildfire torched 47 acres total.

The Fish Lake/Columbia Plateau trail were completely reopened at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 7.

The West Hallett Fire was another recent incident, and it burned 126 acr...

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