NEAR SPANGLE, Wash. -

In the quiet area of Spokane County between Spangle and Cheney along Depot Springs Road, is a place people move to for peace. Tuesday afternoon, the area was anything but tranquil.

"We didn't know there was a fire until we came home," Donna Davis said. "We were out celebrating our anniversary."  

Davis and her husband say the fire was burning 30 feet from their property when they arrived. More than 50 acres burned and the fire was threatening five homes, including their's.

"The helicopters and the planes came from (the north) and they just circle overhead...so it's just hearing that noise overhead constantly and waiting." Davis said.

Several of those planes dropped flame retardant and water from above to assist more than 100 firefighters on the ground. Crews from all over Spokane County, and even Stevens County dug fire lines and worked to put it out.

Then all of the sudden in mid-afternoon the wind changed and started blowing flames to the north, away from homes in danger.

"The winds are usually out of the southwest in the afternoon around here. They do pick up as night comes along, so we're prepared for that," said firefighter Bernie Jones with the Department of Natural Resources.

By 7 p.m. Tuesday, the wildfire was completely contained.

So Donna Davis and her family were able to eat dinner in their home, which is still standing, and enjoy some peace.

"It's really quiet, and there's no plumes of smoke. That's a good feeling," she said.

No one was injured in the fire, and the cause hasn't been determined. Firefighters will remain on scene into Wednesday to make sure the fire doesn't flare up.