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Crews contain Henry Road wildfire

Published On: Jul 16 2014 12:28:23 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 16 2014 01:58:50 AM CDT

An unusual sight on the mountain side southwest of Liberty Lake Tuesday after a wildfire broke out sending a column of smoke into the afternoon air. John Hendricks reports.

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -

An unusual sight on the mountain side southwest of Liberty Lake Tuesday after a wildfire broke out sending a column of smoke into the afternoon air.

The Henry Road Fire burned 27 acres before firefighters were able to build hand and dozer lines around it shortly before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire was burning on the side of Mica Peak.

It was first reported by a fire crew patrolling the area around 4:00 p.m.

"Fire conditions are extreme right now," Fire Information Officer Jeff Sevigny said.

The fire was in such a remote area south of Henry Road firefighters had to hike a ways to get to the fire.

"Steep and treacherous," Sevigny said. "Access is very limited at this time, crews are having to hike in. It's about a 40 minute hike."

No homes were threatened. No injuries were been reported, except for a firefighter who was stung by a bee.

There was quite a bit of lightning in the area Monday night, but fire officials are not saying if that's what caused the fire.

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