Little Spokane FireFirefighters have made some progress knocking down the Little Spokane Fire in Riverside State Park, which is 20 percent contained following a buildup of personnel and equipment on scene. Two additional 20-person firefighting crews were assigned to the fire yesterday, for a total of seven. They’ve built a line around the entire perimeter of the fire, which has burned about 176 acres since starting Monday. With three water tenders, 16 engines and a bulldozer, crews are mopping up pockets of heat within 200 feet of the fire line. All evacuation orders have been lifted, but the Painted Rock Trailhead remains closed. Previously, 17 homes were told to prepare for evacuations.
231 FireThe 231 Fire near Springdale, which has burned 970 acres and 11 buildings since starting July 3, is 90 percent contained. One 20-person crew, four water-tenders, 10 engines and a bulldozer are on scene. They’re working to rebuild a line around the fire and are mopping up pockets of heat.
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