Local firefighters headed to east side wildfires

MIDDLETOWN, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Firefighters with the Marin County Fire Department's Tamalpais Fire Crew monitor a backfire as they battle the Valley Fire on September 13, 2015 near Middletown, California. The fast-moving fire has consumed 50,000 acres after it grew 40,000 acres in twelve hours and is currently zero percent contained. (Photo by Stephen Lam/ Getty Images)

With wildfires burning on the east side of the state, local fire crews are headed to help fight the blaze.

According to McLane Black Lake Professional Firefighters Grays Harbor Fire District #2 is sending a unit and Strike Team Leader from Westport that will join other crews in Central Strike Team #1.

That team will head to the Spokane Complex fire which is a series of wildfires burning in the Spokane region that has destroyed at least 16 homes and continued to burn on Monday.

The fires started Sunday afternoon amid high winds and temperatures in the 90s.

One fire was near Davenport in Lincoln County, just west of Spokane.

It had scorched more than nine square miles by Monday morning and destroyed at least six homes, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

Firefighters from Grays Harbor, Lewis, Clallam, Thurston, King, Pierce, and Wahkiakum counties are expected to help out on the front lines to help save lives and property.



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