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By Lee Hughes
Staff reporter 

Medical Lake experiences a rash of brush fires


Last updated 10/3/2019 at 9am

MEDICAL LAKE — Fall may have arrived based on the calendar and the shift of the Earth on its axis, but conditions remain dry enough for wildfires.

Case in point, Medical Lake experienced two in as many days last week. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, an approximately five-acre stubble fire, possibly caused by a tractor hub, ignited a field north of the city and about a quarter mile west of the Fairchild Air Force Base border.

The fire was extinguished quickly, according to Spokane County Fire District 3 Battalion Chief Tom Brunke, who, along with other District 3 and District 10 firefighters, respon...

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