The Babb Road Wildfire claimed an estimated 80 percent of the homes in Malden and 75 percent in nearby Pine City on Labor Day. Residents of the area continue to deal with the aftermath of the destruction.
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.
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.
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.
SPOKANE — A tree that made contact with a power line apparently started a wildfire that burned dozens of homes in eastern Washington, according to a utility company.
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.
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.
Whitman County communities and organizations have responded to the recent devastating wildfires by providing donations and shelter to those displaced by the flames.
The Whitman County commissioners approved a grant application for federal coronavirus relief funds Tuesday, but not before offering some sharp words for the Washington Department of Commerce.
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.