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Impact of Whitney Road fire one year later

The Whitney Road Fire blazed through Lincoln County one year ago. The impacts of the fire are still felt by farmers and ranchers today.


Last updated 9/16/2021 at 12:14pm

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The Whitney Road Fire burns in the night outside Hawk Creek Sept. 7, 2020. The fire burned over 127,000 acres and resulted in lost cattle, structures and land.

By Drew Lawson

The Times

DAVENPORT – Labor Day 2020 was a day that will live in infamy throughout the Pacific Northwest, as several fires ignited that fateful Sept. 7 and caused damage across Washington and Oregon. Lincoln County was no different, as one of the largest fires in state history began around 10:35 a.m. and blazed through over 127,000 acres of land-over 10% of the acreage in the whole county-in its destructive path from Hawk Creek southwest through Telford toward Odessa, jumping Highway 2 with ease.

The impact of the fire still burns in the minds of first responders, farmers...

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