Fire Destroys Gas Station in Springdale - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fire Destroys Gas Station in Springdale

SPRINGDALE, Wash. - A fire at a gas station has destroyed a building in Springdale along Highway 231.  The Department of Ecology, Stevens County Fire District 1, and the Stevens County Sheriff's Department are on scene of the fire.  The station, which is 75 feet from Sheep Creek, was in use to store car parts, tires, car batteries and other potentially hazardous items.  Water used to suppress the fire has reached Sheep Creek. An Ecology emergency response team is on scene to assess the situation and contain toxic products that may be flowing into the water.   Sheep Creek flows into the Colville River, which is about 4 miles downstream. Toxins from the materials stored in the building could pose a threat to the water quality of both Sheep Creek and the Colville River. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and investigation is ongoing.  This weekend is Frontier Days for the small town.  A parade has been canceled, but the rodeo will go on as scheduled.

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