CHENEY, Wash. — Many KREM 2 viewers have submitted pictures and video of the Andrus Fire burning hundreds of acres in the West Plains near Cheney.
The fire started Monday morning and has prompted Level 3 evacuations. Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney is assisting with the fire. He said in a tweet that the fire is approximately 250 to 300 acres in size and burning in heavy timber. Multiple aircraft are on the scene.
A large smoke plume is visible on Monday from Spokane's South Hill. Multiple KREM 2 viewers have sent photos and videos of the smoke from High Drive and other nearby areas.
KREM 2 viewer Carrie Hise captured the video below of the Andrus Fire fight by air from Medical Lake. Another video from KREM 2 viewer Kathy Swehla shows fire planes grabbing water from Sliver Lake near Cheney in order to fight the Andrus Fire.
There are currently 200 homes under Level 3 evacuations near the fire.
Here is a photo sent in by KR Smith:
Here are some photos taken by KREM 2 viewer Ian Loe:
Viewer photos: Andrus Fire
This photo was taken from Rustic Meadows in Cheney:
This photo was sent to us by Shane Maland:
Here is a photo of helicopters refueling the water supply to fight the fire, sent to us by viewer Ethan:
To share a photo or video with KREM, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to us at (509) 448-2000. You can also submit them using the "Near Me" feature on the KREM 2 mobile app.
Authorities have not yet released a cause of the Andrus Fire.