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Series: YEAR IN REVIEW 2023 | Story 7

JULY 2023

A brush fire about 4 miles northeast of Shelton forced the evacuation of 200 structures July 4.

The fire, driven by wind, began at about 2 p.m., just west of the Rainbow Lake community near the intersection of East McEwan Prairie Road and East Mason Lake Road.

According to a news release from Central Mason Fire & EMS, the fire is burning on industrial timberland and private land that is flat and accessible terrain.

"The crews did an outstanding job of protecting life and structures," Central Mason Fire Chief Jeff Snyder wrote in an email to the Journal Wednesday. "With the help of nu...


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