Cooler Weather Helps Control Washington Wildfires - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Cooler Weather Helps Control Washington Wildfires

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state fire marshal's office says a fire near the Stevens County town of Arden has burned about 500 acres, or three-fourths of a square mile.

About 145 homes were threatened by the Slide Creek fire, and about 500 people have been evacuated from the area. There were no reports of injuries.

Calmer winds and cooler temperatures are helping firefighters battle a series of wildfires in Eastern Washington. The Hubbard Command Fire, near the Columbia County town of

Dayton, was about 1,000 acres and threatening about 20 homes. The Highway 8 Complex fire in rugged country near the Columbia River town of Lyle grew to 1,200 acres by Friday morning. Residents of 40 homes faced mandatory evacuations, and people in another 50 homes were told to prepare to evacuate.

 

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