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Quickly controlled Cheney-area fire consumes one cottage, 7 outbuildings

Aug. 16, 2021 Updated Tue., Aug. 17, 2021 at 8:33 a.m.

A wildfire burning near Cheney is forcing evacuations on Monday evening.  (Spokane County Fire District 3)
A wildfire burning near Cheney is forcing evacuations on Monday evening. (Spokane County Fire District 3)
Staff reports

After a barn caught fire outside of Cheney Monday afternoon, the flames quickly spread due to windy conditions and claimed a cottage and seven outbuildings. 

None of the buildings were occupied.

Evacuations remained in place late Monday night however firefighters were quickly able to tamp down the blaze and create a fire line around the entirety of the flames, according to Spokane County Fire District 3. The fire was not expected to grow overnight, the fire district said. The fire burned approximately 140 acres.

All evacuations for the fire were lifted as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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