What Emergency Officials Have Learned From This Summer's Disastrous Kennewick Fire

(TNS) – The process of rebuilding is just starting for the families struck by the worst fire to hit the area in 25 years.

Steve and Candie Smith lost their 47th Avenue home in south Kennewick in a matter of minutes Aug. 11, but it’s likely going to be more than a year before their house is rebuilt.

“We’re really happy with how things are happening” said Candie, though she admits it’s been a slow process.

Tri-City fire officials are studying what went wrong, what went well and how they can do more to protect homes and lives.

They hope to turn what they learned from the 5,000-acre, wind-driven wildfire that destroyed five homes and damaged three others into a safer future.


Source: DRJ New feed

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