Crews respond to several brush fires in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Several brush fires sparked in Spokane Valley on Friday, closing area roads and forcing crews to work through the night to tackle the flames.

Spokane County Fire District 8 responded to a fire on State Route 27 near Jackson Road. The flames shut down a portion of Palouse Highway to Vicari Road, as well as Dishman Mica Road as crews worked to mop up the flames.

Additionally, crews responded to a fire near Appleway and Vista Road, as well as a third brush fire at Dishman and 8th Avenue.

According to the Spokane Valley Fire Department, crews responded to a total of three fires along Appleway, each about 100 feet apart, that burned roughly half an acre.

Both the Appleway and Dishman fires were extinguished within an hour.