Just a quick update for riders looking to head to Beacon in the next few days and individuals in the Spokane area, the smoke you are seeing is indeed arising from a fire along the top of the Beacon ridgeline. Evacuations are in place and fire crews are on scene, so be sure to give emergency crews space as they work to salvage the situation.
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Currently, Level 3 evacuations are in place for Valley Springs, Thierman Road, and Joseph Lane. More than 130 firefighters are on scene. The fire has cleared Thierman Road and is still growing according to local officials.