Homeless camps drying out resources

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SELAH, Wash.-- Selah firefighters are struggling to stop constant brush fires near Harlan Landing. They're blamed on homeless camps. The fires first began in 2005. Since then, they've happened nearly three dozen times.

Every time there's a report of a fire at Harlan landing, every Selah fire crew is called out. That's happened eight times just this month.

"It could keep us from going on a true emergency because these calls down there are not emergencies," said Selah Fire Chief Jerry Davis. "You can't get anywhere easily but you can't just let it go."

Selah Fire raised the issue with county leaders today. For starters, signs that say "no burning" and "no trespassing" will be added at Harlan Landing.