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WILDFIRE WATCH: Jim Hill Fire along Newport Highway expected to burn for days

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- Spokane firefighters worked throughout Saturday night to keep the Jim Hill fire within the containment lines created by initial attack efforts.

At its peak the fire was 45 acres. The fire was started during the storm Saturday evening. The cause is uncertain but crews say it was likely due to downed power lines. The fire is burning in far north Spokane County between Newport Highway and Elk-Chattaroy Road.

There are 60 people assigned to this fire, and with them are several fire engines and tenders. Crews warned KHQ late Sunday evening that there will still be heavy smoke visible from this fire, because they are letting it burn out. It is contained to a small area, but in that area is a lot of dry vegetation that will smoke for a few days while the fire burns itself out.

There are numerous structures in the fire area and along with containment, crews are also taking structure protection measures.

There are no road closures associated with this fire.

 

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