Crews make progress on wildfire south of Spokane

Crews make progress against eastern Washington wildfire

A Spokane County Fire District 3 brush rig works the Fish Lake Fire along Scribner Road, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review, via AP)
A Spokane County Fire District 3 brush rig works the Fish Lake Fire along Scribner Road, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review, via AP)

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) – A wildfire burning south of Spokane is now 50 percent contained.

The Fish Lake fire started Wednesday afternoon near Cheney and sent up a smoke column visible from downtown Spokane in eastern Washington.

Brian Schaeffer with the Spokane Fire Department told KHQ-TV (http://bit.ly/1JXNFFm) that the 145-acre fire was brought under control by crews on the ground and in the air.

No road closures were expected Thursday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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