Spokane, Washington State – At approximately 1629 hours this afternoon, a brush fire broke out from the result of a Single Family Residence [SFR] Fire in a heavily wooded area located South of Mansfield.

Five homes were threatened and evacuated.

Currently, the fire is estimated to be around five to nine acres knocked down from 700-1000 acres.  The brush fired dubbed “HighDriveFire” in the Hangman Hills area.

Around 1835 hours, Firefighters reported the fire is now contained at 60% and they are no longer needing additional fire resources.  They estimate the time to completely control the fire is four to six hours.

Due to the hot temps, Firefighters state the main concerns were heat exhaustion as it completely zaps them. They were also faced with having to hike up steep terrain to reach the fire.

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