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Firefighting, debris will continue to block SR 291

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2013, 9:38 p.m.

A brush fire near the Spokane/Stevens county line is blocking state Route 291 for the Wednesday morning commute.

The fire, six miles northwest of Spokane, started Tuesday afternoon about 2:45. All lanes were blocked for firefighting efforts and because of falling debris on the steep terrain.

Tuesday evening, a spokesman for the Washington Department of Transportation announced that the road would be closed at least through Wednesday morning and urged commuters to seek alternate routes.


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