rebuilding community together…

looking toward a new future…

committed to resilient neighboring…

๐ŸšจI ๏ผญ๏ผฐ๏ผฏ๏ผฒ๏ผด๏ผก๏ผฎT ! ๐Ÿšจ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—  ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ก-๐—จ๐—ฃ: This form covers right of entry for TESTING and CLEAN-UP and overrides all previous ROE forms, including the most recent Ecology form. ๐——๐—˜๐—”๐——๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐— ๐—”๐—ฌ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ.
We feel your pain โ€” this has been a long and confusing process!! ๐Ÿคฏ But now Washington State Emergency Management Association and other federal and state partners have devised a streamlined program to facilitate safe removal and handling of burn debris and ash from residential property. To obtain this service a homeowner MUST complete the proper paperwork to allow these agencies to enter onto and clean up their property.
Click on the link below to find the form, which is also on the LTRO website. Our new Disaster Relief Manager, Tye Watts, will have access to the phone starting Monday, May 10. His email is valid now and he is able to receive completed forms:
Residents can also return forms via mail or in person to: Whitman County, ATTN: Bill Tensfeld Emergency Manager, Office phone (509) 397- 5605, 310 N. Suite 101 Main St. Colfax, WA 99111.
Thank you for your patience.

Long-Term Recovery Effort

A multitude of generous individuals and organizations have come together to assist and help unite the residents of the Malden and Pine City communities in the aftermath of the Babb Road Fire on September 7, 2020. In the wake of the destructive path that the wildfire left behind, the community is coming together to rebuild.

Contact us if you have questions about the recovery effort. Email us if you would like to meet with a Disaster Case Manager (DCM).

Read more about the DCM process and the people serving you by clicking here.

Stop by the office if you need to talk to someone.

LTRO Board Members, who are also residents, areย  taking turns staffing the phone if you would like to talk to a neighbor. Call 509-508-9806.

IMAGE:ย  Hank Cramer is the volunteer representative of the Emergency Management Division, Washington State Military Dept.

The public is invited to virtual long-term recovery meetings the third Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.ย  Further instructions and links to these meetings are on our Facebook Page in events.

LTRG board members are staffing Malden Town Hall for residents who would like to visit with them. Mask up and come say hello!

Thursdays (Rachel) 8-10 a.m.

Saturdays (Misty) 8 a.m.-Noon

Get Help

Fire recovery resources and answers to many of your questions are available by clicking here.

Please contact Hank if you want make an appointment with a Case Manager.

To speak to a long-term recovery board member, please call 509-508-9806.

How to Volunteer

Individuals or organizations who are interested in volunteering to help our community rebuild, please contact Doug Arlt, our Volunteer Coordinator, for opportunities. Or call 509-508-9806 and we will put you in touch with Doug.

We are grateful for all the support.


Innovia Foundation and United Way of Whitman County have created emergency fire relief funds to assist those affected by the Babb Road Fire. Please direct your charitable dollars to those organizations.

Stories & Updates

Senate passes bill to prevent and fight wildfires

Senate passes bill to prevent and fight wildfires

This article first appeared in The News Tribune (Tacoma) By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press on April 10, 2021 The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill to create a dedicated fund to prevent and fight wildfires in Washington. The bill, promoted by...


The following organizations are accepting monetary contributions on our behalf. If you have other items to donate, please email us.

Innovia Foundation has established the Wildfire Emergency Response Fund โ€“ Eastern Washington to provide emergency relief to nonprofit organizations and businesses supporting communities, individuals and families adversely impacted by the 2020 wildfire season.

United Way of Whitman County has created the Whitman County Fire Community Relief Fund to assist those affected by the firestorm that leveled Malden and Pine City and destroyed homes in the Colfax area during the September 7 Babb Road Fire.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Send us a message if you need recovery assistance or have ideas about helping our community rebuild.

Tell us how we are doing.ย  We want to hear from you.

Pine Creek Community Operations

P.O. Box 47, Rosalia, WA 99170

Office Hours: M-F,ย  9 a.m-5 p.m. Tel: 1-509-508-9806

214 W. Moreland Avenue, Malden, WA