Fire crews quickly contain vegetation fire

Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:24 a.m.

Yesterday, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department, Spokane County Fire District 8, Spokane County Fire District 3 and the Department of Natural Resources responded to a brush fire next to State Highway 195 just north of Hatch Rd. Early reports indicated a misfired model rocket had started the fire.

First arriving crews found a moderately moving fire in level terrain with no immediately threatened structures. The fire was contained in approximately 30 minutes and limited to approximately one to two acres. Crews stayed on scene for an hour digging a fire line and wetting hot spots to prevent further fire starts.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries and no property damage other than vegetation.

A follow up investigation is being performed by the Department of Natural Resources.