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Brush fire hot spot burns again

This brush fire burned an area north of Mansfield Ave. in Spokane Valley on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. It was started by an illegal camp fire.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)
This brush fire burned an area north of Mansfield Ave. in Spokane Valley on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. It was started by an illegal camp fire. (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded yet again to a brush fire in the hills north of Mansfield Ave. on Tuesday. The wooded area between Pines Road and Mirabeau Parkway has been a frequent spot for brush fires started by children and transient campers the last several years.

Tuesday's fire was started by an unattended camp fire. Two transients admitted having a camp fire and said when they returned from a swim in the Spokane River it had spread to surrounding dry grass, said Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford. There is currently a burn ban in place in Spokane County and camp fires are not allowed. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department.



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