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Silver Lake fire held to 100 acres


August 9, 2018

Paul Delaney

Photo by Paul Delaney A horse wanders near the fire line along Granite Lake Road on Monday.

Thanks to quick mobilization and nearby water resources, firefighting crews were able to contain to 100 acres a grass and timber fire that broke out on Monday about three miles northwest of Cheney. While over 50 homes were put on evacuation notices, only one outbuilding was destroyed in the blaze.

Spokane County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach said the fire, which was reported at 1:10 p.m., had multiple ignition points that eventually merged into two fires centered between the interstate and Granite Road on the east. The closest and likely earliest of these was near milepost 265 ju...

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