Spokane fire crews are currently fighting a brush fire near Highway 195 and Thorpe. The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm fire, which allowed more resources to respond to the scene.
At last report the fire was about two to three acres in size. Firefighters are battling the blaze from the ground and the air with three overhead crews, four fire engines, three 10-person crews working to bring the flames under control.
There are homes in the area but there's no word yet on whether those homes are threatened Tuesday afternoon.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
(story: Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer, KHQ.com; photo: Spokane County Fire District 8 Facebook)