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60 acres burn near Kettle Falls

From Staff Reports The Spokesman-Review

A wildfire five miles north of Kettle Falls consumed about 60 acres of land on Saturday, the Department of Natural Resources reported.

The blaze was reported about 4:30 p.m. and burned grass, brush and timber on mostly private land, said Rette Bidstrup, dispatch coordinator for the department’s northeast region. No injuries have been reported.

As of 7:30 p.m. three or four homes were listed as threatened, Bidstrup said.

The fire, named after Pingston Creek, is between the town of Marcus and Pingston Creek Road, Bidstrup said.

Crews from the state, U.S. Forest Service and local fire departments had knocked down the fire on the eastern edge of the fire by Saturday night, he said.

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