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By Katie Teachout
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Fire crews knockdown Fishtrap Flames


Last updated 7/13/2021 at 9:59am

Terry Honyoust

An engine air tanker, or Air Boss, makes a drop over the fire near Fishtrap Lake Sunday, July 11.

FISHTRAP – Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1, led by Fire Chief Mitch Lowry, responded to a fire near Fishtrap Lake Sunday, July 11, around 7 p.m.

Fishtrap Lake is a reservoir located about 15 miles from Cheney in Lincoln County.

"I haven't gotten a morning update yet, but we had it knocked down pretty well under control," Lowry said early Monday morning, July 12, adding DNR and BLM crews mopped up overnight.

Lowry said he had seven trucks at the fire with at least two volunteers on each truck.

Also responding was Spokane Fire District No. 3.

"I also had one truck that came...

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