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Lake Spokane fire: 100% contained

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Fire burning near Long Lake - Photo from Facebook follower James Smartt Fire burning near Long Lake - Photo from Facebook follower James Smartt
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A firefighter watches an air crew fly over the Lake Spokane wildfire (PHOTO COURTESY: Stevens County Fire District #1) A firefighter watches an air crew fly over the Lake Spokane wildfire (PHOTO COURTESY: Stevens County Fire District #1)
PHOTO: Stevens Co. Fire Dist. No. 1 PHOTO: Stevens Co. Fire Dist. No. 1
UPDATE: As of Sunday evening, the fire is 100% contained. The Central Washington Incident Management team says they appreciate the support of the community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               UPDATE:  As of Sunday morning, the Central Washington Incident Management team is reporting that the containment and acreage remain the same as last night. They will be sending half their resources home today, and half tomorrow.

UPDATE: As of 8:30 PM Saturday evening, the Central Washington Incident Management team is reporting that the fire is 80% contained. They say that they plan to mop up tomorrow.  They also tell us that if everything continues to improve, they plan on turning it back over to local firefighters as soon as Monday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

UPDATE:As of 7:30 am Saturday, the Central Washington Incident Management Team is reporting 50% containment on the Lake Spokane fire. 1,000 acres have burned and all evacuations are still lifted. They also say they are making good progress and will be releasing resources soon.



UPDATE: As of 12:00am Saturday, the Department of Natural Resources is reporting 30% containment on the Lake Spokane fire. So far they are saying about 1,000 acres have burned, however all evacuation orders have been lifted.

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UPDATE: The Department of Natural Resources has issued new containment information on the Lake Spokane Fire.   DNR is now listing containment for the fire at 30%.  This is down from DNR's previous information release to KHQ yesterday of 80% containment.

The Stevens County Sheriff's Office advises anyone who lives in the county to sign up for their new emergency alert system. The new system provides rapid notifications of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired. To sign up, CLICK HERE: http://www.hyper-reach.com/wastevenssignup.html or HERE: http://www.co.stevens.wa.us

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STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - As of Wednesday morning, according to Guy Gifford with the Department of Natural Resources, the Lake Spokane fire has burned nearly 900 acres and is 0% contained. Fire crews have set up a fire line along the perimeter of the fire but are still calling the fire 0% contained until they can see how that line will hold up during the heat of the day.

Thick smoke can be seen from this fire along highway 291.

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Firefighters are battling a fast-moving wildfire in Stevens County in the Long Lake area. 

The fire is burning near the intersection of Highway 291 and Highway 231. Guy Gifford from the Washington Department of Natural Resources tells KHQ as of 11:30pm, it is has grown to around 700 acres in size. The fire is burning in a heavily wooded area and Wednesday afternoon, flames could be seen up to 14 feet high above the tree line. 

Level 2 and level 3 evacuations are in place in certain areas. "Level 2" means you should be ready to evacuate on short notice and "level 3" means it is recommended that you leave now. Right now the American Red Cross has set up a shelter at Lakeside High School to serve the people of the 30 homes that have been advised to evacuate. 

Roads in the area have been opening and closing throughout the night, however as of 11:30pm, all roads in the area are open.

There are over 100 firefighters from multiple counties and DNR on the ground, as well as seven aircraft dumping water and fire retardant during the daytime hours, according Gifford.

As of 11:30pm, there is 0% containment. Crews will use bulldozers and manpower throughout the night to build a line around the fire. 

So far, no structures have been burned.
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