Crews knock down wheat field fire near Fairchild - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Crews knock down wheat field fire near Fairchild

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Fire crews were able to knock down a wheat field fire that broke out around 1 p.m. Sunday.  The fire was located near S. Brooks Rd. and W. Thorpe Rd. located to the west of Fairchild Air Force Base.

Fire officials said blowing winds contributed to the fire spreading, but crews were able to get the fire knocked down in about 90 minutes.

The fire was first reported to have burned about 25 to 35 acres, later the Dept. of Natural Resources reported the fire was actually about 10 acre.  A farmer on scene told officials he believed the combine he was driving in the field somehow started the fire.

One outbuilding containing tools sustained a little fire damage, no other structures in the area where damaged.

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