The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Firefighters busy Tuesday


March 21, 2019

Fires have prompted a burn ban in Wahkiakum County.

Local fire departments responded to three fires on Tuesday night.

Two fires started around the same time, according to Sheriff Mark Howie. One, at Milepost 42 started as a controlled burn that got out of control, working its way all the way up to the ridge above.

The second fire was on Deep River Road, but it was quickly contained.

A third fire started in the Beaver Creek area. It was on state land according to Howie and he believed they had it under control as of 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday night. He was not sure how it had started.


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