News

Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

Photo: clipart.com

AP News

YAKIMA, Wash. –¬†One central Washington wildfire has burned across 28 square miles in just two days while another has broken out in hot, tinder-dry conditions.

Fire spokesman Rick Scriven said Thursday evening that the Mills Canyon fire near Entiat has burned across more than 18,000 acres since it started Tuesday.

Residents of about a dozen homes have been told to evacuate, while more than 200 other homes are threatened.

A stretch of U.S. Highway 97A has reopened after being closed for 24 hours by the fire.

About 40 miles away, on the west side of Lake Chelan, the new 25-Mile Fire quickly burned across 350 acres by Thursday evening.

Some residents have been told to leave their homes.

Near Spokane, a wildfire that has burned about 1 square mile is reported 80 percent contained.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Train Oil Spill Not Reported to State Agencies

Fresh
oil tank

The spill was discovered at Cherry Point in Whatcom County

in Local

Fire Destroys Auto Shop

Fresh
red fire truck back

Shop, trucks, mobile home burned in weekend blaze

in Local

Bellingham Woman Missing

Fresh
missing

Anastasia Gordon didn't show up for work

in Local

Lawmakers here opposition and support for minimum wage bill

pay day

The measure would raise the minimum wage to $12

in Local

Death Penalty Bill Introduced in State House

Updated
prison

Legislation would abolish capital punishment.