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Brush fires burning near Medical Lake and Indian Canyon Golf Course

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Fire burning in Medical Lake Fire burning in Medical Lake
Indian Canyon fire, photo credit: Josh Frost Indian Canyon fire, photo credit: Josh Frost
Indian Canyon fire, photo credit: Ryan Oelrich Indian Canyon fire, photo credit: Ryan Oelrich
Planes bring in water from the Spokane River to the Indian Canyon fire Planes bring in water from the Spokane River to the Indian Canyon fire
UPDATE Thursday night: The fire burning near Indian Canyon is officially being called Greenwood Fire. It is 15 acres, and moving towards the northeast. No structures are threatened, but one recreational wooden bridge was destroyed. Six agencies and 50 people responded to the fire, as well as two helicopters. The fire jumped the railroad tracks heading towards a nearby cemetery. Crews say they're making good progress, and it is 20% contained. They're working to get a trail around the fire, and digging hand lines and using bulldozers. Personnel will be on scene for the next couple days.


UPDATE: DNR says Indian Canyon fire is burning more than thirty acres as of Thursday at 5:30. More resources are on the way. No structures are threatened at this time, but crews are worried that the fire is spreading. As of 7pm, there is no containment on that fire.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Right now crews continue to fight a fire just east of Medical lake. They say it is burning some timber, and  at this point it's not threatening any homes or buildings. Crews tell KHQ they have a good handle on it but are concerned with the gusty winds. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says its burning about two acres on the 8200 block of S. Brayton Rd. At this point it's unclear what started it, but firefighters will be out here throughout the evening keeping an eye on it. The fire is slowly moving toward a wheat field in Medical lake.


Another fire is burning near Indian Canyon Golf Course. Washington DNR says that brush fire is about seven acres and growing because of the wind. Crews are using helicopters to dump water on the growing flames.
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