August 27, 2001
Firefighters return from E. Wash. blazes
DUVALL - Three full-time firefighters and one volunteer from Duvall-King County Fire District 45 returned home last week from Eastern Washington where they offered assistance to crews fighting the wildfires there.
Lt. Todd Light and firefighters Aaron Merritt and Ryan Dhoore, along with volunteer firefighter Rodney Mausshardt were assigned to cover the fire station at Leavenworth, while the regular crews there were out on the fire lines, said Stu Rowe, spokesman for Fire District 45.
Weather changes aided firefighters in their efforts against the wildfires, enabling some of the crews to go home.