FIRE ALERT: Some Evacuate As Wildfire Approaches Dixie - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

FIRE ALERT: Some Evacuate As Wildfire Approaches Dixie

Posted: Updated:

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A voluntary evacuation is in effect for Dixie as a wildfire spread to within three miles of town.
    
The U.S. Forest Service issued the evacuation request on Monday as the McGuire Fire Complex threatened Dixie. The State 3 request is one step below a mandatory evacuation.
    
The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/SgxRDS ) that some residents heeded the request, while others are staying.
    
Forest Service spokeswoman Katie Knotek says that 15 mph wind gusts were expected to shift Tuesday morning to the southeast and in a more direct line toward Dixie.
    
Fire crews are working on structure protection.
    
Lightning started the McGuire Fire Complex on Aug. 27. But Monday night, it had grown to more than 21 square miles.
    
Officials say a mandatory evacuation must be ordered through the governor's office.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:46:53 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
  • 10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 2:35 AM EST2013-11-27 07:35:08 GMT
    Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com. Yes, they all need some work and some need a lot more than others, but when your mortgage payment is around the $200/month range there's at least something to stay positive about.>>
  • Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

    Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:35:37 GMT
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.>>
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.>>