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A late-night wildfire, a worried community

The initial 911 call came at 5:20 p.m. Monday. The first public notification came 16 hours later.

Maui resident Kami Irwin sitting on the docks next to a boat.
Maui resident Kami Irwin has been riding around on her family boat on Lake Whatcom, taking photos and video of a fire burning near the south end of the lake to help inform the public via social media. Irwin, who has been staying at her parents’ home on Blue Canyon Road since Monday, has been active in efforts to help victims of the Maui wildfires. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Audra Anderson Assistant Editor
Dispatchers received the first 911 call about a fire burning a steep slope along the south end of La

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