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Burn defying county request, gets out of control


April 22, 2020

A request from the county to residents to voluntarily refrain from outdoor burning may have gone literally up in smoke in Goldendale Monday afternoon.

Details are still coming in, but early indications are that an outdoor burn a few miles out of town got out of control, resulting in a rush of firefighters and equipment, including a helicopter dropping water on the blaze.

Last Thursday the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners along with The Klickitat County Public Health Department (KCPHD) and The Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) issued a request Klickitat County residents to voluntarily refrain from conducting outdoor burning while the county responds to COVID-19. The story w...

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