Aug 22, 2016

Large wildfires force mandatory evacuations near Spokane

Spokane, WA
Spangle, WA
Davenport, WA
USA
by
EndPlay
,
KIRO
Authorities are referring to the fires as the Hart Road Fire the Spokane Complex fire. Image: KIRO7
Authorities are referring to the fires as the Hart Road Fire the Spokane Complex fire. Image: KIRO7

Key developments: 

  • The blazes in the Spokane region erupted Sunday [August 21, 2016] afternoon.
  • Authorities are referring to the fires as the Hart Road Fire, the Spokane Complex fire, and now the new the Deep North Fire
  • At their peak, the blazes scorched more than 12,000 acres, which is about 18 square miles, Monday. 
  • Wildfires burning in eastern Washington have destroyed at least 16 homes.
  •  No injuries have been reported.
  • The fast-moving wildfires are quickly burning out of control