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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

West Hallett Fire still burning

Over 200 acres torched in the blaze


Last updated 8/3/2023 at 3:17pm

Rosalyn Stephens

14 air support units helped ground crews battle the fire for hours on July 31`.

CHENEY – Firefighters have been working to contain the West Hallett Fire that started in the 6000 block of Cheney Spokane Road at approximately 1:30 p.m. on July 31.

The most recent update shows over 200 acres have burned, and high wind gusts helped the fire to spread.

According to Incident Cmdr. Craig Dibble, as of Aug. 1 there are 200 ground personnel assigned to the fire.

The fire was still not contained as of 10 a.m. Aug. 1. It is still burning along the north side of the Burlington Northern railroad tracks.

Level two and three evacuation warnings are in place, and Cheney High Scho...

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