A fire broke out Monday morning on the West Plains, leading to activation of the EWU Alerts system with the following message:
Monday, Aug. 6, at 3:06 p.m. — There is a fire near Interstate 90 between Four Lakes and Salnave Rd. Eastbound I-90 is closed at Salnave. Please plan alternate routes. We recommend using Cheney-Spokane Rd due to the possibility that WSP may close SR904.
Now in its third day, the # burning three miles northwest of # is estimated at 334 acres. Crews are working around the clock to secure the fire trail and mop up burning material. The fire is currently 20% contained.
Greater Spokane Emergency Management would like to take this opportunity to inform residents and working professionals in the Cheney area of emergency evacuation procedures. Resource such as a Evacuation Guidelines and a Grab and Go Checklist are available at spokanecounty.org/1460/Emergency-Management