Crews mopping up brush fire near Liberty Lake - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Crews mopping up brush fire near Liberty Lake

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Fire crews are mopping up a brush fire located near the 21100 block of Saltese Lake Rd.  The fire burned 2 and a half acres and at one point was about 200 feet from a home.  Fortunately there was a good amount of defensible space between the fire and the home and fire crews were able to get it knocked down quickly.

Fire officials say it appears the fire was started by a lawn mower and want to remind the public that fires can easily be started from the use of mechanical devices because of the dry conditions that we are currently experiencing in our area.

Crews will be on the scene mopping up the fire for several more hours.

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