Medical Lake community discusses post-fire restoration nearly one month after Gray Fire

  • Source: KAYU-TV FOX 28 Spokane
  • Published: 09/14/2023 12:00 AM

For the second time in six days, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WSDOT) hosted a post-fire assistance meeting, this time for victims of the Gray Fire in Medical Lake. In a two-plus hour meeting at the Medical Lake High School auditorium, those affected learned how to determine if their trees will live, how to dispose of their destroyed logs, how to handle reforestation, and how to deal with noxious weeds. They also heard about different assistance programs, took down numbers from licensed foresters and heard from an Avista Utilities representative about what the company plans to do with the trees they knocked down to protect their power lines. While the meeting featured similar topics to the Oregon Road Fire meeting, Wednesday’s meeting focused on Medical Lake’s unique landscape.


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