Crews have Flatland fire in Lincoln County under control - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Crews have Flatland fire in Lincoln County under control

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DAVENPORT, Wash. -

The Department of Natural Resources tell KHQ on Wednesday that they have a 96 acre wildfire burning about 20 miles north of Davenport under control and expect to have the fire completely out by Saturday.

In the air and on the ground, local and federal crews fought the Flatland fire on a rugged hillside along the Spokane River. The fire started Tuesday afternoon and burned through the night as crews dug a fire line around it. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but fire officials say no lives or homes are in danger.

Pilots from a pair of Helitack choppers dumped water on the fire Wednesday afternoon as crews on the front lines continued to reduce dry brush and other fuels.

"The remaining component to burn would be live fuels and right now they're still holding a lot of moisture from the wet spring we had," said Andrew Stenbeck with the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Stenbeck says that's going to change in the coming week as things continue to dry up, especially with temperatures expected to reach the 90s.

Because temperatures are supposed to go up, starting at midnight Thursday, the DNR is going to move fire conditions from low to moderate.

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