Washington state's largest wildfire has grown by about 200 acres, but no injuries have been reported and no structures lost.
Washington state’s largest wildfire has grown by about 200 acres, but no injuries have been reported and no structures lost.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://is.gd/Gq41Tu) that most of the White Salmon fire’s growth was due to a backfire that was set by firefighters between the fire’s western perimeter and State Route 141. Fire officials estimated the size of the blaze at just over 1,600 acres.
The fire started Wednesday afternoon north of White Salmon, and the cause remains under investigation.
The number of people fighting the fire grew from 430 on Friday to 600 Saturday. Six helicopters are dropping water, aiding crews using bulldozers, water tenders and other equipment. Higher winds were expected.
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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com