Monday, August 22, 2016

Wildfires rip through region, woman survives shooting and other morning headlines

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:12 AM

click to enlarge Wildfires are surrounding Spokane
  • Wildfires are surrounding Spokane


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Wildfires in Spokane 
Three fires surrounding Spokane burned more than 13,000 acres, destroyed homes and forced evacuations yesterday and continue today. (Spokesman-Review)
  • Firefighters say the Hart Road Fire near the town of Wellpinit, northeast of Spokane, erupted overnight and has grown to 10,000 acres, prompting level 3 evacuations in the town. (KHQ)
  • As of last night, the Yale Road Fire near Spangle, south of Spokane, tore through multiple homes Sunday and grew to 2,500 acres in size. Both that fire and the smaller fire near Beacon Hill in northeast Spokane are now being referred to collectively as the Spokane Complex Fire. (KXLY)
Woman shot in the head
A woman was shot in the head at a Spokane motel on Sunday night but is expected to survive, according to police. The suspect is at-large. (Spokesman-Review)

Cyclist injured in Idaho
A 65-year-old cyclist was seriously injured when hit by a car in Kootenai County on Sunday afternoon. (KHQ)

End of Olympics
The Rio Olympics are over, and Team USA, by far, took home the most medals. But that was expected, and these games may actually come to be defined by the lies of Ryan Lochte, the swimmer who can't even endorse Speedo anymore. (Washington Post)
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