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Omak crews contain brush fire

A firefighter works his way along a ridge extinguishing flames along state Highway 155 near the Haley Creek Road intersection today.

Photo by Roger Harnack.
A firefighter works his way along a ridge extinguishing flames along state Highway 155 near the Haley Creek Road intersection today.

— Flames erupted early this afternoon along state Highway 155.

Fanned by gusty winds, officials initially considered closing the highway as smoke billowed over the area near the intersection of Haley Creek Road.

But responding Omak firefighters quickly circled the blaze, containing it to just four acres. Mount Tolman fire crews assisted.

Officials said they cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Traffic is flowing normally on the highway as fire fighters continue mopping up the fire area.

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