Wildfires continue to burn across the state - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wildfires continue to burn across the state

OLYMPIA, Wash -- A state Department of Natural Resources official says fire crews continue to fight 39 fires in northeast Washington following a lightning storm.

More than 75 fire starts were reported in the region after Thursday's storm.

Guy Gifford of DNR's Northeast Region says the largest fire still burning is just over 2 acres. No structures are immediately threatened. DNR spokesman Aaron Toso says no evacuations have been ordered.

A fire crew has been dispatched to the Colville Indian Reservation to oversee the firefighting effort in the region. The department has deployed 200 firefighters, 30 fire engines, five helicopters and a 900-gallon air tanker to douse the fires and monitor the area.

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