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FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH BRUSH FIRE NEAR STATE LINE


08/13/20
               

For Immediate Release:

August 12, 2020

Contact:

Julie Happy

Community Affairs Manager

Spokane Valley Fire Department

509-892.4155

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FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH BRUSH FIRE NEAR STATE LINE

QUICK WORK BY AREA AGENCIES HELPED KEEP THE FIRE IN CONTROL

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Firefighters at fire near state line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) firefighters were dispatched at 12:51 p.m. this afternoon for a report of a fire near the 3000 block of North Idaho Road.  A 911 caller reported there was a fire in the woods near the base of the slope on the backside of Green Ridge.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was on scene first and ordered a fire plane which was called off after Firefighters on the first arriving apparatuses were able to quickly put down a perimeter wetline and preliminary scratch lines to contain and limit the fire from spreading.  Crews were able to contain the fire by quickly putting in place these wildland fire practices.

Spokane Valley Fire Crews included Valley Engine 3 (VE3) from Liberty Lake, Valley Engine 4 (VE4) and Brush 4 from Otis Orchards, Ladder 10 from Greenacres, Battalion Chief in Valley 21 and a Safety Officer in Valley 31.  DNR had an additional 3 Engines, an Investigator, and a Supervisor on scene.  Kootenai Fire sent Engine12.

The brush fire is 100% contained and DNR is investigating the cause of the fire at this time.

There were no injuries reported to civilians or firefighters.  No homes were threatened. The size of the fire is estimated to have been approximately 1/4 to 1/2 acre in size.

Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind our citizens that a burn ban remains in effect in Spokane County and that unauthorized open burning and recreational fires are restricted. If you have any questions, before lighting any fire, call your local agency first.

 

About Spokane Valley Fire Department
Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) serves a population of 125,000, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas within the 75-square miles of Spokane County Fire District 1. In 2019, SVFD firefighter crews, including its paramedics and EMTs, responded to more than 18,326 emergency calls.

Established eighty years ago in 1940, SVFD is committed to pursuing excellence and is distinguished as an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and by fire district’s ISO Class 2 rating from the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau.

Connect with SVFD at: spokanevalleyfire.com. For department news, safety information, and timely updates, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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