Pacific Northwest: Fireball in the sky

CNN is reporting that the ‘fireball’ was, in fact, a meteor. We’re wondering if USA 193 (the failed satellite) arrived sooner than expected. Or did the Navy perform the ‘shootdown’ earlier than announced (it’s scheduled for 10:30 pm ET tonight)?– PID

Feb 20, 2008 (INDEPENDENT RECORD) — Residents from Judith Gap in central Montana to Spokane, Wash., reported seeing a fireball race across the predawn sky at around 6:40 a.m., followed by a brilliant glow beyond the horizon, leading some to believe the object had impacted nearby. Full Report