CHINOOK - Local firefighters are fighting off an intense "wildfire near Chinook," according to Director of the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency Scott McDougall. As of Monday morning, there were no closures in place and there were no evacuations. The Chinook Fire is approximately 139 acres with potential for growth with Containment at 43 percent. There is also a smaller fire, the Brix Fire, which is 8.5 acres and is "in patrol status."
BROOKLYN - An 80-year-old man was shot in the arm in the Brooklyn area northeast of Pacific County by a hunter hunting elk in the nearby area. The incident occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. At press time (Monday), no charges had been filed.
According to Region 6 Enforcement Captain Dan Chadwick of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Program, "WDFW Officers along with Pacific County Deputies were alerted to an incident that involved a man being shot at his residence." The man "was injured in the arm by a bullet while he was working on a vehicle in his yard." He "received medical treatment for his wound and was released from the hospital later that day."