Wildfires burning in the Spokane area have blackened about 15,000 acres and two dozen homes. A wildfire west of Spokane has grown to 10,000 acres overnight. View photos from Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016
Firefighters this week spotted an unwelcome object in the sky above the Deep North fire: a remote-controlled “drone.”
The fire that burned several homes south of Spokane on Sunday is now 50 percent contained, fire officials reported. The blaze, called the Yale fire, has been measured at 6,886 acres. The other fire that burned homes on Sunday afternoon, the Wellesley fire is 100 percent contained and burned 365 acres.
Spokane County Emergency Management is asking people not to travel to any of the fires burning in the area looking to volunteer.
Wellpinit is no longer under mandatory evacuation orders. Officials are saying the Hart Road fire has split in three places after jumping across the Spokane River.
Wildfires continue to burn Monday morning as firefighters work to protects homes, people and property.