Crews tackle Sunset Hill Fire
Blaze considered human caused
Last updated 8/10/2023 at 9:45am
SPOKANE – Nearly five acres of Finch Arboretum was burned and hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate neighborhoods around Sunset Hill just after 2:00 p.m. on August 3.
Spokane Engine Four was dispatched to a wooded area just behind the Catholic Charities Catalyst shelter on Sunset Highway for a report of smoke.
The call was quickly upgraded to an active brush fire response.
With additional resources dispatched, Engine Four arrived to find a fire approximately 1/2 acre in size in a pocket of dense vegetation.
Due to the fire behavior and numerous spot fires that were experienced...