Fire Crews Able To Knock Down Fires Near Fish Lake, Lind

SPOKANE — Fire crews have been able to knock down fires near Fish Lake and Lind that briefly threatened structures.

Spokane County fire crews had to deal with a 35-acre fire near Fish Lake on Thursday afternoon. The fire spread quiclky to the east and south, away from the railroad tracks that run on the east side of the lake.

There were four structures that were threatened at one time, but that passed quickly. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies closed off Cheney-Spokane Road and Spotted Road near the fire scene for around 90 minutes. Rail traffic was also stopped for a time. Crews had a fire trail around the blaze by Thursday evening. However, they were still on scene to ensure tha hot spots didn’t get beyond the trail.

Around the same time, three fires were reported near Highway 395 in Adams County, near Lind. Two fires near the highway were put out quickly. However, one fire west of Lind got close enough to the town that Adams County deputies were going door-to-door requesting voluntary evacuations of six homes.

That fire, which burned 1,000 acres, was knocked down by early evening, and the voluntary evacuations were ended. By 9 p.m., the fire crews from around Adams County that responded to the fires were heading home.

The causes for the fires are still under investigation.