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Firefighters help with Gray Fire

Reardan, Edwall, Sprague sent crews

REARDAN - Friday, Aug. 18 was a day that will live in West Plains infamy as the Gray Fire, which started that afternoon southwest of Medical Lake, tore through 10,016 acres, destroyed at least 185 structures, forced the city and surrounding area to a complete evacuation and took one life in the south Medical Lake, Silver Lake and Clear Lake areas.

The disastrous fire required a massive response from firefighters and farmers, and crews and farmers from Lincoln County were on hand to help with efforts.

Fire District No. 4 chief Jim Adams said the Reardan and Edwall stations sent two trucks and r...


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