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Homeowners describe emotions as they saw smoke from Fish Lake Fire

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Homeowners describe emotions as they saw smoke from Fish Lake Fire Homeowners describe emotions as they saw smoke from Fish Lake Fire
CHENEY, Wash. -

The Fish Lake fire that burned 145 acres scared homeowners, as they saw a giant plume of smoke rising into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

“It's normally quieter than this,” says Kalley Star.

Star moved to the area near Fish Lake, looking for a slower pace of life. But living across from the fire station and also seeing the smoke, she says, “This is new for me. Never had anything, fire close to home.”

“I was watering the trees making sure the edge of the field was wet so it wouldn't keep coming moving forward”

Cole Smith and Braydon Allen finished baling hay when they got the call about they fire, they jumped into their pick-up and drove to Smith's relatives' property. There, they say they saw flames and smoke. Smith's relatives own they land where they're standing now, and looking at the charred earth.

“It's sad,” Smith says, who used to live in the house on the property. “There used to be plants growing everywhere. Wildlife everywhere. And now it's all gone.”

They say they'll continue checking on the land.

“Just make sure everybody's safe. Neighbors, friends. Help anybody we can.”

The firefighters say they'll have a crew on site Wednesday night and attack the fire again in daylight.

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