UPDATE: Brush Fire Quickly Contained North Of Otis Orchards - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Brush Fire Quickly Contained North Of Otis Orchards

Spokane Valley Fire Department Press Release:

Just before 12:00 p.m. today a citizen walked in to Spokane Valley Fire Department's Otis Orchard Station to tell the crew they thought they could see a column of smoke from a possible brush fire in the area of Trent and Harvard.  At 12:05 p.m. units from the Spokane Valley (SVFD), Newman Lake, and Hauser Lake Fire Departments. 

At that time, it was still undetermined the exact location of the fire.  The fire was found in the vicinity of 7108 N. Harvard Road.  SVFD and Newman Lake Fire Department set up a unified command and requested the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  At the peak of the fire there were 7 units from Newman Lake, 1 unit from Hauser Lake, 3 units for SVFD, and 5 units from DNR. 

The fire was burning in brush and some timber.  Even though a Structure Protection Group was established there was never any threat to structures and no evacuation was required.  DNR requested a dozer to respond and establish a perimeter around the fire.  The dozer completed the line around the fire and the fire was 100% contained to approximately 2 acres at 2:48 p.m. 

About a half hour before the fire was contained a firefighter from Newman Lake began to feel light headed.  He was quickly taken off the fire line, given fluids, and brought back to the command post.  AMR transported the firefighter to Valley Hospital as a precautionary measure. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by DNR.  For additional information about the investigation, contact DNR. 

The Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind everyone that you should have an evacuation plan in place in the event of a wild fire.

Previous Coverage:

OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - Firefighters from multiple agencies were called out to a brush fire north of Otis Orchards Saturday afternoon. 

The call came in just after noon off of Harvard Road north of Trent. While en route firefighters could see a large plume of smoke coming from a wooded area. 

Once crews were able to find the best way to access the blaze, they began their attack and were quickly able to contain the flames to about two acres.

Firefighters will remain on scene for a few more hours to make sure there aren't any flare-ups. 

There were no reports of injuries or any structures damaged. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:46:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>
  • Suspect from fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake arrested

    Suspect from fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake arrested

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:05:30 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A suspect from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last Thursday has been arrested. After the suspect vehicle was towed to the Liberty Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of Washington State Patrol. Based on evidence collected, police developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin.

    >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A suspect from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last Thursday has been arrested. After the suspect vehicle was towed to the Liberty Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of Washington State Patrol. Based on evidence collected, police developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin.

    >>
  • Changes to Washington overtime rules could increase worker eligibility

    Changes to Washington overtime rules could increase worker eligibility

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-10-23 05:24:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Proposed changes to Washington state's overtime rules could make more professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The Spokesman-Review reports a draft concept by the state Department of Labor and Industries proposes overtime eligibility for workers earning up to $74,800 in 2019. The proposals are linked to a multiplier of the state's minimum wage, which will increase to $12 per hour next year and $13.50 per hour in 2020.   

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Proposed changes to Washington state's overtime rules could make more professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The Spokesman-Review reports a draft concept by the state Department of Labor and Industries proposes overtime eligibility for workers earning up to $74,800 in 2019. The proposals are linked to a multiplier of the state's minimum wage, which will increase to $12 per hour next year and $13.50 per hour in 2020.   

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/