3 fast-moving wildfires near Spokane spur mandatory evacuation notices
SPOKANE -- At least three wildfires in the Spokane area spurred mandatory evacuation notices for dozens of residents.
The three wildfires -- near Spangle, Beacon Hill and North Davenport -- were sparked Sunday and grew quickly due to warm conditions and dry winds, the National Weather Service in Spokane tweeted.
According to the Spokesman Review, multiple homes were damaged in the Beacon Hill blaze, and some residents used garden hoses in attempt to put out the fire. Level 3 evacuation orders were issued for Valley Springs, Thierman Road and Joseph Lane, the Spokesman reported.
The Spangle area fire had grown to more than 300 acres Sunday night, agencies reported. Multiple evacuation orders were in effect for the area.
Multiple agencies worked to put out the fires, officials tweeted.
The three fires broke out Sunday as winds gusted up to 30 mph and temperatures pushed toward 100.
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