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Firefighters quickly knock down brush fire in Cheney

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The scene of a small brush fire in Cheney The scene of a small brush fire in Cheney
CHENEY, Wash. -

Fire crews were able to quickly knock down a brush fire that broke out in Cheney, Washington Saturday afternoon. The fire broke out in the area of S. Rock Lake Road and Martin Road just after noon. It was the first test for firefighters who are prepared for gusty winds Saturday. The Inland Northwest is under a Red Flag Warning until 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Local fire crews from Spokane County Fire District 3 and Washington Department of Natural Resources were able to get the fire under control Saturday afternoon. It burned about 40 acres. 

Crews fought the fire from the air and the ground, making water drops from aircraft above, while crews on the ground constructed a line around the fire to keep it from growing.

There is no official word on cause, but farmers who were helping fight the fire say it may have been sparked by a combine tipping over.

Crews will remain on the scene of the fire to monitor it and put out any hot spots in the area.

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