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Angel Springs fire north of Davenport continues to grow Saturday; evacuation orders remain in place

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Angel Springs fire. (Spokane Valley Firefighters)
An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Angel Springs fire. (Spokane Valley Firefighters)

The Angel Springs fire 7 miles northeast of Davenport continued to burn throughout Friday night, and remains active Saturday, having increased in size and claimed an additional structure.

The fire has grown from 3,600 acres Friday afternoon to approximately 4,500 acres Saturday morning. It remains at zero percent containment, according to a news release provided by the Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team.

Level 2 and 3 evacuation notices remain in place. Level 2 evacuations mean residents should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice; at Level 3, residents should evacuate immediately. The level 3 evacuations apply to residents in the Mill Canyon, Bald Ridge, Bull Run and Little Falls Dam areas.

The Lincoln County Fairground is accepting evacuees, along with their pets and livestock.

There are over 225 personnel assigned to the fire, drawn from Lincoln County Fire Districts 4 and 5, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and numerous other federal, state and local agencies, according to the release.

The fire started on Thursday at around 3:00 p.m. when a combine caught fire in a wheat field. It quickly spread due to winds and dry conditions.


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