(CLICK HERE for photos by Nina Culver of the Spokesman-Review)
UPDATE 4:45 pm
Firefighters on the scene of the Rimrock fire burning near Rimrock Road and Greenwood Road say they have stopped the forward progress of the fire.
7-10 homes were threatened and under a level 1 evacuation order which has since been lifted.
5 helicopters and planes were dropping water and retardant on the fire, but have recently been released.
70 firefighters from 8 local agencies are still on scene.
No additional resources are being added to fight the fire at this point.
Firefighters are battling a 3-alarm brush fire burning west of Spokane near Palisades Park.
Between 60 and 70 crew members are fighting the 6-10 acre fire from the ground and the air with five aircraft, including at least two planes and a helicopter.
By 2:30 p.m., Level 1 evacuations were issued for homes on Grove Road and Houston Road, according to Nina Culver from the Spokesman Review.
No other evacuations has been issued, but a plan is being put in place just in case the fire continues to grow. However, as of 2:50 p.m., officials tell KHQ they are not ordering additional resources and believe they have a handle on it.
The cause is unknown at this time.
(story: KHQ.com; photo: Bradleigh Miller)