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Fire closes Kettle River Campground on Lake Roosevelt

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PUBLIC LANDS -- The Kettle River Campground has been closed as a precaution because of a human-caused fire burning nearby, according to officials from the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

A grass fire that was whipped up by winds on Monday forced evacuation of the campground.

Fire crews contained the fire today, officials said.  The campground closure remains in effect for fire monitoring.

The recreation area restricted fires to designated fire grates in developed campgrounds on June 17.  Investigators continue to look into the cause of Monday's fire.


Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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