Malden Fire Update

Fire Update | Whitman County Sheriff's Office

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Crews have gained the upper hand on local fires which continue to burn. Fire workers will remain in the area for several days mitigating flare-ups and hot spots. Local residents to the towns of Malden and Pine City will be allowed back into town to assess the damage to their homes and community later this afternoon. Nonresidents and nonessential personnel are encouraged to stay out of the area for the next few days.

Air Quality Advisory in Effect for Clearwater County and North Sections of Lewis and Nez Perce Counties on the Nez Perce Reservation

Nez Perce Tribe Air Quality Program

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Due to wildfire smoke from local and regional wildfires, an Air Quality Advisory is issued for Clearwater County and the northern sections of Lewis and Nez Perce Counties on the Nez Perce Reservation including the cities of Orofino, Peck, and Lapwai.

Avista Crews Make Progress Overnight, Continue Restoration Efforts Today

News Release | Avista

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Spokane, Wash. Sept. 8, 2020: Avista crews made great progress overnight and continue to work throughout the day Tuesday to restore service to all customers who lost power during the Labor Day wind storm that impacted Avista’s Washington and Idaho service areas. As of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Avista has restored power to approximately 26,000 or 72% of the more than 36,000 customers who lost power at the height of the storm. About 10,000 customers are without power.

Malden Fire Update

News Release | Whitman County Sheriff's Office

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Fire crews from around the region continue to battle the Malden Fire which is still burning in North Central Whitman County.  The Whitman County Sheriff’s will be working closely with Fire Incident Command and Urban Search and Rescue Teams from Spokane City and Spokane County over the next 24 to 48hours to search for potential survivors and assess the extent of the damage.  At this time the Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone with concerns about unaccounted for friends or family members to contact Whitcom Dispatch Center at 509-332-2521.

Those who have been displaced or have lost a home in the towns of Malden and Pine City are urged to contact the American Red Cross at 509.670.5331.

Asotin County Library Career Catalyst Center Open

Asotin County Library

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The library’s Career Catalyst Center is resuming service four days a week.   Debbie Romesburg is serving as temporary Career Coach and is available from 8am to noon Monday through Wednesday and noon to 4pm on Thursday.  She offers help in creating resumes, conducting job searches, helping people prepare for interviews, and other aspects of job searching.  People can register for a session at; after registering, they will be contacted to set up a Zoom appointment. 


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