A wind-driven brush fire was threatening one home near Addy in Stevens County on Tuesday evening.
The Beck Road fire north of Addy-Gifford Road was reported late Tuesday afternoon. It was burning mostly grass and sage but some individual trees were torching, said Guy Gifford of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
By evening, the size of the fire was estimated at between 10 and 15 acres. There were two hand crews, six engines, a helicopter and a bulldozer on scene. Gifford said the fire was not contained but he did not anticipate requesting any additional resources.
Tuesday’s warm temperatures and high winds prompted DNR to raise the fire danger to moderate in Okanogan, Lincoln and Spokane counties as well as areas within Stevens County Fire Districts 1 and 2.
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