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

The Babb Fire that destroyed Malden and Pine City is still listed as zero percent contained, according to the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team that is coordinating the firefighting efforts. The fire, now estimated at more than 17,000 acres, damaged 91 single-family residences, eight commercial properties and 90 other structures.

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