Posts tagged: brush fire
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded yet again to a brush fire in the hills north of Mansfield Ave. on Tuesday. The wooded area between Pines Road and Mirabeau Parkway has been a frequent spot for brush fires started by children and transient campers the last several years.
Tuesday's fire was started by an unattended camp fire. Two transients admitted having a camp fire and said when they returned from a swim in the Spokane River it had spread to surrounding dry grass, said Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford. There is currently a burn ban in place in Spokane County and camp fires are not allowed. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
Residents near Spokane County Fire District 8 Station 82 on the Palouse Highway in Valleyford shouldn't be alarmed if they see smoke rising into the air tomorrow. The district will be doing some live fire training at the station Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. Firefighters from the Department of Natural Resources and the Bureau of Land Management will also be participating.
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews are responding to a report of a brush fire in Dishman Hills behind Savage Land Pizza. The first crews coming into the area are reporting a column of smoke.
3 p.m. update: Crews report a 50x50 slow moving fire.
There is a little bit more information available on yesterday's brush fire near Saltese Road and Sullivan. The fire was about 100 feet by 50 feet when firefighters arrived, then blowing embers ignited a second fire about 100 yards away, said Spokane Valley Fire Department assistant fire marshal Bill Clifford. The department was assisted by the Department of Natural Resources and the Bureau of Land Management in putting out the fire.
Clifford said that witnesses saw three teenage boys in the area just before the fire started. Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the department at 928-1700.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department is responding to a brush fire in the area of Saltese Road and Neidham just off Sullivan Road. The first crew on the scene reported fire in the brush and trees.
2:16 p.m. update: The fire department is now asking for the Sheriff's Office to provide traffic control, so it sounds like some roads will be shut down. Avoid that area for now.
2:19 p.m. update: Saltese is shut down between Sullivan and Conklin. Fire crews report the fire is in the tree tops and is moving north.
3:16 p.m. update: Fire crews said the fire is contained and they are in “mop up” mode.