Cooler temperatures, calmer winds helping control Washington wildfires
SPOKANE, Wash. – Cooler temperatures and calmer winds are helping firefighters control wildfires that had flared up across Eastern Washington in hot, gusty winds.
In the Stevens County town of Arden, north of Spokane, Fire Chief Joe Paccerelli (PASS'-er-el-ee) said the wildfire that burned two homes died down overnight and no more structures were lost. With the arrival of fresh state firefighters Friday, the chief said about 100 people would be at the scene.
No one was injured in the fire that started when a tree blew down on a power line.
Firefighters are also trying to put out wildfires near Lyle in Klickitat County, Dayton in Columbia County, Republic in Ferry County, Fairfield in Spokane County and Pullman in Whitman County.