Fire Near Davenport No Longer Spreading - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fire Near Davenport No Longer Spreading

LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The fire burning West of Davenport Thursday is no longer spreading. With slower wind speeds and cooler temperatures firefighters were able to contain the fire.

Officials report the fire burned between 600 and 800 acres of wheat and brush on about a 6 mile stretch of land. It started around 4:30 p.m. Thursday near Knack Road and spread as far as Highway 28.

Burned power poles caused the city of Davenport to loose power for a couple hours, but power has been restored. About a half dozen out buildings were destroyed in the fire, but homes once threatened by oncoming flames were saved by fast acting firefighters. No one was injured in the fire.

Highway 2 and Highway 28 are reopened after being closed due to smoke and blowing dust.

Crews will remain on scene overnight to mop up any hot spots and make sure there are no flare-ups.

 

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