Wildfire Burning Near Wellpinit - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wildfire Burning Near Wellpinit

(Photo from Facebook friend Karan: Wellpinit fire from Four Mound) (Photo from Facebook friend Karan: Wellpinit fire from Four Mound)

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Fire crews are still battling the Line fire that has burned more than 500 acres of tribal land off little Falls Road and Jacobs Road in Stevens County close to Wellpinit.

Spokane Tribal Fire Management says all homes are secure as of Monday night, but expect the fire to continue burning into the morning hours.  Nightfall has given firefighters an advantage with cooler temperatures.

More than 70 firefighters are working to contain the fire.  There was a helicopter on scene utilizing the nearby river to battle the fire, as well as a tanker plane laying a fire retardant.  All air support has been put on hold until daylight Tuesday.

The fire is believed to have been started by a downed power line.  

 

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