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Temps Rising As Firefighters Battle Blaze

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NESPELEM, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning on the Colville Indian
Reservation is 50 percent contained, but firefighters face rising
temperatures in the days ahead.
The Columbia River Road Fire has burned more than 34 square
miles about nine miles west of Nespelem. More than 860 firefighters
are battling the blaze.
Twenty homes and 40 outbuildings are near the fire, but no
evacuations have been ordered.
The cause of the fire, which started Thursday, remains under
investigation.
Temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s in parts of
northeast Washington Wednesday, and to continue rising throughout
the week.
      
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