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UPDATE: Wildfire near Mica Peak

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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -

UPDATE: 

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Firefighters on scene of the Henry Road fire near Mica Peak told KHQ Tuesday evening that they have completely bulldozed a fire line around the fire, and so far it has burned about 17 acres.

The official cause is unknown at this point, but firefighters on scene have told us they believe it may have been sparked by lightning. 

So far no structures have burned, and there have been no evacuations. 

Containment is listed at 20% as of 11:00pm Tuesday night.

We will continue to track this story and update you as soon as we get any additional information. 

Previous Coverage:  

Fire crews on and ground and in the air responded to a brush fire at E Saltese Lake Rd. and E. Henry Rd. just after 11am on Tuesday. The fire is on someone's private property where Henry road dead ends in Greenacres. The road has been closed by fire crews until the fire calms down.


The fire does not appear to be too large at this point although we do not know the exact size. KHQ photographer Trevor Smith spoke with Fire District 8 and they told us they think this fire was probably caused by lightning, not from a nearby shooting range as previously thought.

They have activated their type 3 response team which includes bulldozers to dig a path around the fire and have also called for more air support from DNR.


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