Controlled Burn near Liberty Lake Sparks Concerns - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Controlled Burn near Liberty Lake Sparks Concerns

Controlled Burn (courtesy: Kevin Randall, KHQ Reporter) Controlled Burn (courtesy: Kevin Randall, KHQ Reporter)

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A controlled burn in the Signal Point area just southeast of Liberty Lake has some asking who's responsible for alerting the public to such events.  The burn took place Saturday afternoon and KHQ viewers were quick to alert our newsroom about the gigantic plume of smoke rising into the air.

KHQ crews immediately started tracking down who was responsible for the fire and determined that it was a controlled burn and not a wildfire.  Now, some are asking why wasn't the public notified to allay concerns about the smoke and who is responsible for making that notification.

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