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By Roger Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Williams Lake Fire chars nearly 1,900 acres


Last updated 8/11/2022 at 9:17am

CHENEY - A fire that prompted evacuation notices Aug. 3 is still burning south of the city.

The Northwest Interagency Fire Center reported Tuesday, Aug. 9, that the Williams Lake Fire had charred 1,868 acres southeast of Badger Lake, south of the intersection of Rock Lake and Cheney-Plaza roads.

The fire center was reporting 65% containment.

All evacuation notices have been rescinded as the fire hasn't grown since Saturday, officials said.

The center reported that 290 firefighters remained on-scene with 32 engines and five wildland fire crews.

At the height of the fire, several fixed wing...

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