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MALDEN — Marie Van Dyke was with her pregnant granddaughter in Potlatch, helping her remodel her house, when she learned about the Babb Road Wildfire.

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MALDEN — Like many Malden-area residents, Kristen Ciesielski sees her world through the lens of what the Babb Road Wildfire spared and what it destroyed.

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MALDEN — The weather isn’t cutting the 250 residents of Malden and the surrounding area any slack.

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MALDEN — The sun sank noiselessly below a pine tree-capped ridge while Vanessa Place calmly described her family’s against-long-odds escape from a fire that just weeks earlier destroyed their town, taking their home and scores of other structures.

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MALDEN — Controversy continues over whether the Malden siren should have been used to warn the town during the Labor Day fire.

The siren and the fire station burned, along with 70 percent of the town’s structures.

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MALDEN — The smoke has pretty much subsided, and with fall officially in the books and winter ahead, the victims of the Babb Road Fire gathered Sept. 23 to learn what the path ahead looks like.

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OLYMPIA — When Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to Eastern and Central Washington to bring the state’s prayers, concern and comfort to victims of fire-ravaged communities last week, he also brought something else: Apple maggot larvae.

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MALDEN, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday called Malden the “center of our heartbeat” in a state that has been ravaged by wildfires this week.

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Potlatch No. 1 Financial Credit Union has created a relief fund to help people affected by wildfires in Orofino, Colfax, Malden, Pine City and surrounding areas, it was announced Thursday.

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Whitman County communities and organizations have responded to the recent devastating wildfires by providing donations and shelter to those displaced by the flames.

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COLFAX — Cindy Curtis scooped up her granddaughter and sprinted down a gravel back road to a nearby church Monday, winning the race against a wall of flames at least 20 feet high that was heading toward her home.

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Wind-driven wildfires erupted across north central Idaho and southeastern Washington on Monday, challenging firefighters attempting to keep up with the mayhem.