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Nelson Creek Fire burning 125 acres near Elk, WA

The fire has prompted Level 2 evacuations.
Credit: Jim Bear

ELK, Wash. — The Nelson Creek Fire is burning in Elk, Wash. about 20 miles east of Loon Lake.

The fire is burning 125 acres and has prompted Level 2 evacuations, according to Spokane Emergency Management. The evacuations are for Jackson to Madison Rd. and Nelson Rd.

There has been one structure loss at a nearby house. DNR is currently investigating a fire that had started there.

There was one structure threatened that housed horses, but all the horses have been evacuated and are safe, according to Spokane Emergency Management.

There are engines and air assets on the scene.

There are multiple other fires currently burning in Washington and North Idaho.

This is a developing situation and we will provide updates when we receive them.