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Crews fighting brush fire in Stevens County

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STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. -

Update: DNR and Spokane tribal fire crews are getting a handle on a brush fire burning in Stevens County Sunday evening. As of 6 p.m. the fire is about 40 percent contained and roughly 100 acres in size. 

Fire crews in the area say where the fire is burning is a popular spot to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in Stevens County, but no evacuations have been ordered.

 Fire crews will remain on scene through the night and continue working to get the fire fully contained and monitor the fire.

Previous coverage: 

Fire crews in Stevens County with the Spokane Tribe and the Department of Natural Resources are fighting a brush fire on Highway 25 and Peters Road west of Fort Spokane in the area of the Two Rivers Casino.

Washington DNR reports the fire is about 100 acres as of Sunday afternoon.

Crews are fighting the fire from the air and the ground with helicopters and Fire Boss airplanes dropping retardant and water.

DNR reports 20 structures are threatened, but there is no word yet on whether those structures are homes or outbuildings There have been no reported evacuation orders in the area. 

Winds in the area are also a major concern for firefighters. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. We will update this story as soon as we have more information.

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