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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Spokane Firefighters give elephants a bath

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Firefighters from the Spokane Fire Department helped give circus elephants Patty and Carol a bath on Wednesday at the Spokane Arena Firefighters from the Spokane Fire Department helped give circus elephants Patty and Carol a bath on Wednesday at the Spokane Arena
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is back in town, and they will be performing shows at the Spokane Arena through Sunday. But before the shows can start, the elephants, Patty and Carol, needed to get cleaned up, so they got a little help from their friends at the Spokane Fire Department. 

Firefighters showed up at the Arena on Wednesday with their pump truck fire hoses ready, and hosed down the stars of the show. Patty and Carol seemed to enjoy the bath, and even played around a bit with the firefighters before heading back to get ready for the next few days of shows. 

The theme of this year's show is "Super Circus Heroes," which means every town the circus goes to, they spotlight local heroes, like the Spokane Fire Department, and give them a chance to get up close and personal with the stars of the show.

The circus runs from Thursday through Sunday:

Thursday, September 11 at 7:00pm.

Friday, September 12 at 7:00pm.

Sat, September 13 at 11:30am, 3:30pm & 7:00pm.

Sunday, September 14 at 1:00pm & 5:00pm.

Reserved seat tickets are $15.00, $35.00 and $45.00 and go on-sale Tuesday, June 17 at 10:00am! Tickets may be purchased at the Spokane Arena Box Office, TicketsWest.com or by calling 800-325-SEAT.

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