August 13, 2013 in City

Firefighting, debris will continue to block SR 291

Staff report
 

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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