The Andrus fire started July 5th, 3 miles northeast of Cheney, WA. The fire spread quickly due to low relative humidity and unseasonably dry conditions. Firefighters from Spokane County Fire Districts 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, Airway Heights Fire, Spokane City Fire, Spokane Valley Fire, Lincoln County, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and numerous other agencies were critical in slowing the spread of the fire. The collaborative efforts and teamwork between the agencies are critical to protecting lives and property. State Mobilization was authorized and crews from around the state are on scene. Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the incident on July 5th at 10:00pm. The command post and base camp is located at Cheney Middle School.