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Valley Firefighters Work Together to Save Surrounding Homes in Clarkston House Fire Wednesday

CLARKSTON – Firefighters from across the valley attacked a house and grass fire in Clarkston Wednesday afternoon.

Asotin County Fire District #1 was dispatched to explosions and a house fire on Crestview Drive just before 1 p.m. this afternoon.

The first arriving crews reported a home engulfed with flames and a grass fire threatening another home and several outbuildings.

Fire crews from Lewiston, Clarkston, Asotin, Clearwater Paper, and two wildland crews from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources all helped attack the fire.

Asotin County Fire Chief Noel Hardin said with the over 100-degree temperatures, it is imperative to get many firefighters on the scene because the firefighters can’t last long in the heat. Hardin stated several firefighters were treated for heat-related issues.

A person living in the home received non-life-threatening burns and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

The fire was contained to the home and no other homes or structures were damaged. There were areas in the home that had collapsed and Asotin County Firefighters continued to put out hot spots into the evening.

Chief Hardin wanted to thank all the valley fire departments who helped in this blaze. He said he was impressed with how all the departments continue to come together as one team in large events.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.