By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Wildfires threaten Cheney area in 2018

 

January 3, 2019

While most Cheney residents were dealing with water restrictions on their lawns, others and several West Plains residents were battling with the opposite element – fire.

Specifically wildfires, four of which sprang up around Cheney and Four Lakes – three starting along Interstate 90.

The first of these was a series of small fires that sprang up between the Medical Lake/State Route 902 and Cheney/Four Lakes/State Route 904 exits late in the morning of May 30. Spokane County Fire District 3 crews were quickly on hand to limit the fires to square feet rather than acres.

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