SPOKANE, Wash. -- Firefighters worked to contain two separate brush fires Sunday evening and one of them has been ruled as arson.
The first started in Airway Heights on the 1800 block of West Deno Road. The fire burned mostly on private property away from the road. When the flames started, however, it was near a home. Fortunately, wind blew the fire away from the house.
Firefighters said the blaze grew to about three acres. Crews made a "wet line" around the flames and got the fire under control, but crews expected to be on the scene all night because of wind danger.
The Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene as well. Officials said there were no evacuations. No one was hurt and no structures were damaged.
Fire crews also responded to an earlier fire Sunday on the 2100 block of East 7th Avenue on the lower South Hill. Crews doused 1/4 of a mile of a hillside that had burned. The fire did threaten homes in the area, but the fire was contained before flames could do any damage.
It took firefighters two hours to get the flames put out.
Firefighters said the fire stopped 15 feet from a home on 8th Avenue. They say the fire was started on purpose and any one with information should call SFD's tip line at (509)-344-FIRE.