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Pastors help keep brush fire from spreading

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Pastors Jeremy Hayak and Ben Orchard were the first two to run up the hill and help put a line around the fire. Pastors Jeremy Hayak and Ben Orchard were the first two to run up the hill and help put a line around the fire.
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Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a barn fire Monday afternoon near 32nd and Sullivan. Firefighters say contractors were working on an RV doing some salvage work when a propane tank caught fire and spread to the barn. The barn was torn down long before the fire and firefighters say paper and straw still piled up caused the fire to burn hot and move quickly.

Spokane Valley firefighters say embers from the barn fire also caused a small brush fire about two blocks away in a grove of trees behind Valley Bible Church. Pastors Jeremy Hayak and Ben Orchard were the first two to run up the hill and help put a line around the fire. 

"We were concerned about it spreading to our church," Orchard told KHQ. Both pastors helped direct firefighters to hotspots.

Firefighters say the barn fire was accidental. No charges are expected to be filed.

 

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