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Thu., Sept. 20, 2012, 4:39 p.m.

BLM’s Fishtrap Lake trails mostly untouched by fire

The 350-acre fire on BLM land  near Fishtrap Lake Resort in 2012  burned up to the Farmer Landing trailhead west of Fishtrap Lake.  Another blaze, the Watermelon Hill Fire, burned even more of the area in 2014.
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The 350-acre fire on BLM land near Fishtrap Lake Resort in 2012 burned up to the Farmer Landing trailhead west of Fishtrap Lake. Another blaze, the Watermelon Hill Fire, burned even more of the area in 2014. (Rich Landers)

PUBLIC LANDS -- The 350-acre fire on BLM land that prompted a temporary evacuation of Fishtrap Lake Resort recently was fairly well contained with minimal damange, officials say.

The photo above shows the edges of the fire burning up to the Farmer Landing trailhead west of Fishtrap Lake.

"Horseback riding and hiking along the trail from that trailhead should still be through unburned landscape,” said Steven Smith, BLM recreation manager in Spokane.

“So far, about 54 different fires in Eastern Washington have affected BLM lands,” said Scott Pavey, Spokane District spokesman, noting that some fires farther west are still burning. “A rough total of about 42,500 BLM acres have burned.”




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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