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Thursday, February 29, 2024
Feb. 29, 2024

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Crews make progress against eastern Washington wildfire

The Columbian

CHENEY — A wildfire burning south of Spokane is now 50 percent contained.

The Fish Lake fire started Wednesday afternoon near Cheney and sent up a smoke column visible from downtown Spokane in eastern Washington.

Brian Schaeffer with the Spokane Fire Department told KHQ-TV that the 145-acre fire was brought under control by crews on the ground and in the air.

No road closures were expected Thursday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.