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Hangman brush fire now estimated to be 12 acres

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane firefighters and department of natural resource crews were called out to a brush fire Friday afternoon about 1:30. At its peak the fire was reported to be 12 acres in size.

Crews had it knocked down by 5:30pm, with a partial trail around it. There will be crews watching the fire throughout Friday night and into Saturday afternoon. There were no evacuations due to the fire, however there are several homes and barns in the path of the fire.

There is also a large horse ranch in the area, although no horses were evacuated.

Crews say this is not related to the serial arsonist that has been plaguing firefighters in Spokane County.

Guy Gifford, with DNR, says the fire danger is still high, even though there are longer, lower temperatures. He says if there's wind, there's still potential for a large fire. According to Gifford, trees and brush are still dry, and until there is a big rain event, the fire danger will remain high.

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