Brush fire west of Spokane near Palisades Park


Brush fire burning west of Spokane near Palisades Park

(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. 

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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)

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