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FIRE ALERT: Multiple crews respond to brush fire in Spokane Valley

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DNR Crews respond to 2-3 acre fire DNR Crews respond to 2-3 acre fire
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Thursday evening multiple crews responded to a brush fire in Spokane Valley. The fire broke out around 4pm in the 3500 block of E. Saltese Rd., which is southwest of Liberty Lake, near the Mica Peak Conservation area.

Within a few hours it had grown to between 10 and 15 acres, burning in brush and trees up a steep hillside. 10 homes in the area were notified by an "Alert Spokane" call from the Sheriff's office that they may need to evacuate. 5 of the homes were actually in the fire's path, but ultimately nobody was ever evacuated.

Terrain made it difficult for firefighters, but luckily the stiff winds that were pushing the fire died down. Around 50 firefighters from Spokane, Spokane Valley, District 8, and district 11 were on this fire with trucks and a bulldozer to dig a trail around it.

There were also planes from Coeur d'Alene, Deer Park, and Omak dropping thousands of gallons of retardant and water.

Firefighters say that despite being less than a week from fall, it isn't rare to have a fire this time of year,, especially with the lack of rain we've had.

Crews will remain on scene Thursday night into Friday. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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