Laurel fire north of Chattaroy causes evacuations


Laurel fire north of Chattaroy

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The Washington Department of Natural Resources reports a fire burning north of Chattaroy is 60 acres as of Tuesday afternoon.

Several agencies are working together to get the fire under control. DNR reports three aircraft are battling the flames. 

Mandatory evacuations are in place for residents on Pend Orielle Road and a mobile home park nearby.  We are working to confirm more details.

(story: Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer; Photos and video: Blake Jensen, KHQ Weather Center)