Fire damages Palouse airport

Cause of blaze remains under investigation

PALOUSE — An airstrip on Grinnell Road north of town caught fire the night of Wednesday, Aug. 16, damaging a large hangar building.

Local volunteer firefighters out were paged at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Palouse Fire Chief Wil Edwards said.

Volunteer firefighters responded from Garfield, Albion, Colfax, Endicott and Farmington, he said.

Palouse firefighters were cleared around 11:30 p.m.

“So, we were out there around 3 hours,” Edwards said, adding that no one was injured in the fire.

Garfield Fire Chief Chris McCully was on scene; he did not return calls seeking information and comments before pre...


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