Heartbreak in Malden
September 10, 2020
The town of Malden taken from a Whitman County Sheriff Department drone on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The day before much of the town was destroyed by a wildfire that spread due to high winds. The Babb Road Fire started in Spokane County before spreading across the county line and raging through Malden and the neighboring town of Pine City. The fire quickly consumed thousands of acres of Palouse wheat fields, forcing Malden’s roughly 200 residents to evacuate, according to officials.