Level 1 evacuations issued for homes near fire burning around Bonnie Lake

Fire Watch

CHENEY, Wash. — Level 1 evacuations – meaning get ready to leave – are in place for people living by a wildfire burning near Cheney.

The fire is burning around Bonnie Lake. Evacuations are in place for all homes within the perimeter of Long Rd from Rock Lake south across Blackman Rd, to the east along Texas Ferry and to the north along Cheney Plaza.

Cheney Fire

Spokane County Fire District 3 says the fire has burned about 44 acres and is contained.

Crews have established a line around the fire and are currently in mop up. Two engines will stay on the scene overnight and a strike team will head to the site tomorrow.