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Brush fire starts in Washington and spreads into Idaho

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

Firefighters battled a brush fire near the Washington-Idaho state line on Monday. 

The fire burned near Trent and Idaho Road with several agencies responding to the scene around noon. Crews were able to get the flames contained fairly quickly before it got out of control. Wind was a factor in how fast the fire spread. A witness told KHQ he saw flames at least 6 feet high, but so far, there have been no reports of any damage to structures. In all, the fire burned about 19 acres. Fire crews asked at least two local farmers to turn on their sprinklers to help prevent the flames from spreading.

In terms of a cause, fire crews say a swather operated by a farmer sparked and started the fire. Due to the fire's close proximity to railroad tracks, BNSF also responded. Train traffic was not affected and all roads are open.

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