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Brush fire burns RV, triggers evacuations near Eloika Lake

Brush fire burns building, triggers evacuations near Eloika Lake

DEER PARK, Wash. - Fire crews have a line around a brush fire that started around 4:30 on Wednesday afternoon near Eloika Lake.

The fire, located near the intersection of W. Bridges Road and N. Division Road, has been stopped at approximately 25 acres. Crews battling the fire on the ground were supported by four tanker aircraft dropping water and retardant to slow the fire's spread.

Officials with the Spokane County Fire District 4 originally thought that one mobile home was destroyed, but it was actually an RV. Five other outbuildings were destroyed, as well as a couple cars and a horse trailer. There were no injuries reported.

As winds pushed the fire to the north, several homes near the fire lines were evacuated as a precaution. The only residents who are still evacuated, are those with active flames in their yards.

A crew will stay overnight to monitor the fire.

Officials think that the fire was sparked by a downed power line on W. Bridges Road.

"It was witnessed that a power line came down and the fire started," Captain Megan Hill with Spokane County Fire District 4 said. "So it's under investigation to prove that was right."