White Swan Fire on Washington State Indian Reservation Contained By Search and Rescue Coordinator Fire Fighters

By on Feb 13, 2011 in Current Events, United States Comments
White Swan Town
Washington State Indian Reservation

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A fire raze through White Swan, a Washington state Indian reservation, destroying and burning several residential houses before fire fighters contained the blaze on Sunday, February 13, 2011, according to reports by KNDO-TV and KIMA-TV.

Yakama Indian Nation Tribal Council officials say that around 20 homes were burned down by the fire that started since Saturday evening, according to a report by Yakima Herald-Republic.

There was no casualty reported among the residents, however, two fire fighters suffered minor injuries, according to Sgt. George Town of the Yakima County Sheriff‘s Office. About 70 fire fighters helped in containing the blaze that spread rapidly trees and power lines with the help of 40 mph winds in the area.

Residents volunteered to evacuate and stayed at the town’s ceremonial long house and school.

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