Spokane rallies to help town in crisis from reservation fire
Spokane answered a call to help the wildfire-stricken community of Wellpinit, donating piles of clothes, stacks of bottled water and food. People also gave thousands of dollars during a one-day drive Thursday.
The tiny town on the Spokane Indian Reservation northwest of Spokane may have been spared by the flames, but the fire burned down more than 80 power poles. The town’s water well was unable to meet the heavy demand of a community in crisis as residents watered property to keep the fire away.
People drove up to the giant “Cayuse Fire Victims Donation Area – Thank You!” banner (also donated) to drop off supplies or give money outside the Fidelity Building on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Howard Street.