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900 Acre Fire Destroys Two Homes Near Colville; Awaiting More Details

ARDEN, Wash. – A fast growing fire south of Colville destroyed at least two homes Thursday and threatened dozens of other houses. Authorities said the fire was at least 900 acres on Thursday night.

The Stevens County Sheriff's Office issued voluntary evacuations for people living on Moran Creek Road, Westover Road and Phileo Road. The fire burned north and east of Highway 395.

Two homes and at least seven other small buildings were destroyed by the fire. Authorities with the Department of Natural Resources describe the smaller buildings as sheds and "out buildings."

The fire started Thursday afternoon and spread quickly in gusty winds. The cause remains under investigation, but authorities are investigating whether downed power lines might have started the fire.

Fire managers had not issued a report of any containment and said they plan to fight the fire overnight and continue into Friday morning.

Look for the very latest on this story tonight on KHQ Local News with Dan Kleckner & Stephanie Vigil.

 

 

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