Crews put out fire near Eastern State Hospital
Fire crews from Medical Lake and Airway Heights came together Tuesday, Aug. 5, to fight a brush fire near Eastern State Hospital. Fire crews were able to quickly contain the blaze to three aces. Power lines were down and power was out at the hospital for a short time. The fire did not damage any structures and the hospital was not evacuated.
Crews mopped up the scene around 5 p.m.
The Department of Natural Resources, who commended the efforts by both Airway Heights and Medical Lake fire departments, was on the scene until the early evening to make sure the fire was out. Avista Utilities ca...