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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Firefighters help with Gray Fire

Reardan, Edwall, Sprague sent crews


Last updated 8/24/2023 at 9:18am

Roger Harnack | Cheney Free Press

A home blazes on the 15000 block of Clear Lake Road during the Gray Fire Saturday, Aug. 19. Firefighters approached the structure but were unable to save it from burning.

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...

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