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UPDATE: Neighbors point to cause of Springdale fire

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SPRINGDALE, Wash.- On Thursday afternoon crews responded to a wildfire southwest of Springdale, along Springdale-Hunters Road. The fire is only 2 to 3 acres, and neighbors say it was started when a homeowner nearby was trying to burn a stump.

As of 5:30pm, crews had knocked the fire down, which means the progression of the fire has been stopped. However, the fire is 0 percent contained. There are 25 firefighters working on the scene, along with three aircrafts.

Right now there are no structures damaged or destroyed, and crews say none are in immediate danger. Crews will spend the evening trying to build a fire line around the fire.

They say that while they have made progress, there is still high danger, at least until nightfall when the weather cools down.


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