SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Firefighters were called to a brush fire Sunday afternoon near the Spokane County Fairgrounds.
When crews arrived they found a moderately moving brush fire next to the railroad tracks in between Sprague and the Fairgrounds. Crews were able to quickly knock it down and estimate it was less than a quarter of an acre in size.
The fire is next to the railroad tracks, but it is unknown if a passing train played a role in the fire. Investigators are working on a cause.
No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
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