Lower Coyote Creek Fire burns 4 square miles near Omak Lake, now fully contained

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OKANOGAN CO., Wash. — Crews have fully contained the Lower Coyote Creek Fire, which burned 2,582 acres (roughly 4 square miles) just south of Omak Lake.

All evacuations have been lifted for people living in homes along Columbia River Road.

Crews spent Friday mopping up the fire and reducing residual smoke. They will complete a search for hotspots on Saturday.

More 260 firefighters from various agencies, including Mt. Tolman Fire, the Department of Natural Resources and Colville Tribes, have been on scene fighting the fire.

Spokane County Fire District 8 also deployed one firefighter to the fire.

The fire started at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and was burning only a few miles from the Greenhouse Fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.