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15 acres burns south of Loon Lake

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

A fire south of Loon Lake on Aug. 4  (Emma Epperly / The Spokesman-Review)
A fire south of Loon Lake on Aug. 4 (Emma Epperly / The Spokesman-Review)

About 15 acres in the woods off of state Highway 231 south of Springdale burned Tuesday but was quickly contained, according to Stevens County Fire District 1. 

The fire stopped progressing just before 7 p.m. and did not endanger structures. Air support helped crews on the ground Tuesday afternoon. 

The fire was contained before 9 p.m.

Department of Natural Resources crews remained on scene overnight with additional crews set to arrive Wednesday morning to clean up throughout the day, according to the fire district. 

The fire district moved to the “very high” fire danger rating Wednesday morning until there is a “significant precipitation event,” according to a post on its Facebook page. 

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