By Drew Lawson
Cheney Free Press 

Brush fire breaks out in Medical Lake

State Highway 902 reopens as crews contain blaze


Last updated 8/27/2020 at 7:10pm

Roger Harnack | Cheney Free Press

A heavy fire bomber drops retardant ahead of a fast-moving brush fire on Fairchild Air Force Base near Airway Heights today, Aug. 27.

MEDICAL LAKE - Authorities responded to a fire burning grass, brush and light timber north of state Highway 902, east of Bartholomew Road, at 12:32 p.m. today.

The 100-plus-acre fire is burning northeast of the city and on Fairchild Air Force Base. Several homes and other buildings on the northeast side of the fire and off Bartholomew Road are threatened, but none are believed to have burned, a state Department of Natural Resources spokesman said.

Level 3 evacuation notices are in place for impacted homes, he said.

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