Fire, Fire and More Fire in Inland Northwest: Air Quality Advisory in Effect - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fire, Fire and More Fire in Inland Northwest: Air Quality Advisory in Effect

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THIS JUST IN:  right now firefighters in our state battling a number of fires...many of you calling into our newsroom to report smoke filled skies.... Fire crews are mopping up a brush fire in the Nine Miles fall Area We're told the blaze was less than an acre...no structures were damaged and no injuries to report..the cause is unknown

Crews are battling the Kurby fire located east of Cherrylane Idaho. Investigators estimate the blaze at 300 acres in size. There is no word yet on what caused it.    

The tin pan fire is now burning in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It's burning over 36 hundred acres right now. The fire was caused by lightning.

To the tripod fire now...also in the okanogan-wenatchee national forest. It's burning over 44 thousand acres and is only five percent contained. The fire is located seven miles north east of winthrop.

Now to the flick creek fire... It's burning in the north cascades national park at just over 4 thousand acres, and is 25 percent contained tonight. The fire is located three miles south of stehekin. Several structures are threatened.  

An air quality advisory is still in effect for 8 surrounding counties. According to the department of health, people who may be more sensitive to the harmful effects of smoke may experience agitation. If you fall under that category, your advised to stay indoors and avoid strenuous activity.

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