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Firefighters concerned about brush fires at start of Fall

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Fall is here, but that doesn't mean brush fire season is over.  There were two separate brush fires Sunday, and tired crews near Fish Lake say they were battling the flames and cleaning up after the fire there from 10:30 in the evening, until 3:30 Monday morning.  

Fire District Three says that fire was man made, though they are still investigating exactly how it started.

Near Spokane's South Hill, a different fire broke out near Marshall Road & 29th Ave. late Sunday evening. At its peak, that fire was about an acre and a half in size. Crews say they had it under control by Monday morning, and it didn't affect anyone's commute. Firefighters don't know the cause of that fire.

There were no injuries in either of those fires.

Spokane Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer says that it's been a particularly difficult fire season.  Some of that is due to the weather over the summer, though some of the fires were man made.

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