SPOKANE, Wash. -- Flames creeping along the West Plains on Thursday caused $50,000 in damage according to firefighters.
Investigators said someone cutting down a tree caused the fire near West 16th Avenue and 3500 West 17th Avenue. The tree fell directly onto power lines. The arching lines sparked the fire according to investigators.
Firefighters arrived on scene around 4:15 p.m. to find four small fires.
Fire crews said the largest was 2/10 of an acre followed by one that was 1/10 of an acre. The other two fires were classified as “spots” in size. Investigators said total area burned was approximately 4/10 of an acre.
Damage from the fire is limited to wild land brush, grass and timber fuel according to firefighters.