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PHOTOS: KHQ's Ryan Overton covering Hart Road & Yale Road Fires

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

This has been a tough week for a lot of people as wildfire season arrived with a vengeance over the weekend. People have lost their homes and brave men and women are on the front lines, working tirelessly to prevent any further damage.

When the fires broke out on Sunday, our very own Ryan Overton was one of the first to run out and cover them. Ryan was able to capture some incredible images while he was out at the Hart Road Fire and the Yale Road Fire. He wrote about what it was like for him to cover such intense events on his Facebook page: 

"It has been a crazy couple of days around here and for the last 3 days I have been mainly behind the camera.

I started at the Hart Rd. fire near Davenport Sunday around 3:30pm and ended near Wellpinit Sunday night watching the destruction.

Monday I was sent to the Yale Road Fire south of Spokane and was given access to the front lines of the fires, nearly had planes and helicopters drop water on us and saw first-hand people's homes lost with nothing but ash left in its place. I returned home that night with soot and ash covering me all the while smelling like a fire.

Today was a bit more uplifting on the Yale Road fire talking with someone who lost some possessions but thankfully their home was spared. From there we drove east to Coeur d'Alene to watch the fire planes in action before heading back to the Yale Rd fire.

I write all this because from each place I have been, I have met so many incredible people who have lost so much but also so many who have given so much to help. I say thank you for letting me tell your stories. News is not easy to sometimes share, we work long hours, are tired and yes smell and even sometimes just as scared of the flames headed towards us. However, it's the people that I get to meet along the way and the appreciation that you all show me that makes me so thankful to do what I do. So thank you!"

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