UPDATE: Brush Fire Burns 50 Acres Near Seven Mile - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Brush Fire Burns 50 Acres Near Seven Mile

© Photo courtesy Susan Rae © Photo courtesy Susan Rae
© Photo courtesy Susan Rae © Photo courtesy Susan Rae
© Photo courtesy Susan Rae © Photo courtesy Susan Rae
© Photo courtesy Susan Rae © Photo courtesy Susan Rae

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - As of 4:30 on Tuesday morning, the Bluebird Fire was 99% contained. Overnight, there were 25 firefighters fighting the fire.

Now, they are cleaning up the lines. The morning crew will arrive on scene to take over the fight at 7 am.

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AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Firefighters are mopping up a brush fire that burned just north of Airway Heights in the Coulee Hite area Monday.

Currently the fire is about 50 acres, but containment is at about 50% and crews said they don't expect it to get much bigger.

Neighbors say they spotted smoke just before 3:00pm Monday afternoon. 

Fire Districts #3, #5, #9, and #10 responded along with the Department of Natural Resources.

Hand crews along with bulldozers were able to get a line dug around the fire. 

There were also 2 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft dropping water. 

The fire burned sage brush and ponderosa pine trees and was fueled by high winds.

The cause at this time is unknown.


 

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