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Water truck beats fire crews to brush fire in Elk, saving barn

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A brush fire broke out in the field near this barn. A county water truck driver who was in the area and saw the smoke, responded and his efforts saved this barn. A brush fire broke out in the field near this barn. A county water truck driver who was in the area and saw the smoke, responded and his efforts saved this barn.
ELK, Wash. - -

A brush fire broke out at 8804 East Bridges Rd. in Elk, WA on Thursday just before 9am.  About 1/2 an acre burned and then extended into a barn. Only a small part of the barn was burned. The homeowner on the property noticed the fire and called 911. A county water truck happened to be nearby and saw the smoke. The driver brought his truck on scene and sprayed it down, saving the barn.

Spokane County Fire District 4 and DNR are on scene overhauling right now. The cause is still under investigation and fire crews will remain on scene to make sure the fire is out.

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