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Cause determined in Eloika Lake brush fire

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Brush fire burning near Eloika Lake on Wednesday. (PHOTO: Courtesy Tiffany Simmons) Brush fire burning near Eloika Lake on Wednesday. (PHOTO: Courtesy Tiffany Simmons)
DEER PARK, Wash. -

DEER PARK, Wash.- Firefighters from multiple agencies are responded to a brush fire north of Deer Park near Eloika Lake on Wednesday.

A Fire Captain with Spokane County Fire District #4 told KHQ as of 7:30pm, the fire was about 20 acres in size and crews were able to get a line around it. Five outbuildings burned, along with a camper trailer, a horse trailer, an RV, and a car. The cause was thought to be a downed power line. It's not clear what caused the power line to go down in the first place.

Four aircrafts were called in to help bring the fire under control. At one point up to 50 homes were evacuated, but everyone was let back home about 8:00pm.

No injuries have been reported, and Inland Power and Light will be working to restore service to about 50 homes. 

Firefighters believe the cause to be a downed power line, though the official cause is still under investigation.  

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