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Little Spokane Fire 70% Contained by Friday

Little Spokane Fire
231 Fire Command Center

Firefighters working on the Little Spokane fire have it 70 percent contained (as of late Friday afternoon). Over the past day about 300 firefighters have worked on the roughly 170 acre fire that started at the Painted Rocks trailhead in Riverside State Park.

Fire information officer Nick Cronquist says all evacuation notices have been lowered to the ready stage, and residents have been allowed to go home. Cronquist says “Those people should feel a little bit more at ease", but adds people still need to be careful because of what forecasted thunderstorm activity could do to an active fire.

The 231 Fire near Springdale is being fought from the same command post as the Little Spokane. That fire near is 100 contained as of Friday night.

There are still closures at the Painted Rocks trailhead and Lake Spokane Campround.

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