Tour Commander, 509.625.7100
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10:08 a.m.
?On June 28th at approximately 5:15 pm, Spokane Fire Department (SFD) crews responded to a reported brush fire in the area of Indian Trail Road and Weile Ave. Wind was a factor and was pushing the fire through the grass and trees towards homes on West Excell Lane. Even with the large amount of rain we have had in the area, the ground fuels (grass, weeds, and brush) and trees dry out very quickly with the warm weather and burn quickly when ignited.
The fire was contained at approximately 1/3rd of an acre and was fully extinguished in two hours. 2 brush trucks and 2 engines from SFD and 2 engines from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) assisted in controlling the fire. No firefighters or civilians were injured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Educational Message: Wildfires can spread to homes from blowing embers and flames. Maintain your home and landscape to reduce the chance of fire spreading to material near your home. Regularly clear debris from your roof and gutters, keep plant material within 30 feet of the home well-watered and spaced out, and clean up dead leaves and pine needles from the ground around any structures and porches. Stay aware of local fire conditions, and be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Be prompt when evacuation orders are given, and do not return to home until directed to do so by emergency personnel.