(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Quick response by firefighters puts down South County fire…
A fire last Tuesday burned over 17 acres in the Springdale and Loon Lake area, but thanks to fast work by firefighters it was controlled within a couple of hours.
The fire was first reported at roughly 4 p.m. on Tuesday south of Loon Lake and maybe in the Shore Arces area but upon firefighters investigating the call, they realized the call was further south and easily visible off of Hidden Road.
“While en route, knowing it was a hard to reach location, we called for air support which would not only get water to the area quickly, they could also provide a better size up for us as well,”Stevens County Fire District 1 Fire Chief Mike Bucy said.
Fire District No. 1 had five brush trucks and four water tenders, along with 15 firefighters, a support unit and fire chief on scene. More