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Into the Black: A Close-Up of What Was Lost in the Range 12 Wildfire

Photo by Anna King

August 23, 2016 - 7:45 am

In southeast Washington, the Range 12 wildfire is good and out. But now there’s 176,600 acres of black. Much of the valuable habitat on the Hanford Reach National Monument has been roasted. Correspondent Anna King took this journey — into the black.

Left: In southeast Washington, the Range 12 wildfire burned 176-thousand acres. Much of that was on the Hanford Reach National Monument. Experts say dust storms and mud flows will be a problem until the land heals back.