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Fancher Double fire near ML contained


September 7, 2017

A combine harvesting wheat appears to be the culprit in the 210-acre Fancher Double fire that started Sunday, Sept. 3 near Medical Lake.

Crews from the Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management, Spokane County Fire Districts No. 3 and 10 along with the Medical Lake Fire Department had the blaze contained later in the day according to DNR spokesman, Guy Gifford.

“It burned in wheat stubble and some timberland,” Gifford wrote in an email. “A large portion of the land is owned by DNR and is being leased for wheat production.”

 In addition to the ground crews, the fire...

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