The fire, within 3 miles of the Gorge Amphitheatre, was started by some people hoping to have a barbecue — then the wind picked up.
Grant County officials said Monday afternoon that a wildfire that burned within three miles of the Gorge Amphitheatre is out. It was started, officials said, when a campfire got out of control.
Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said Monday the fire, has been ruled accidental.
Foreman says boaters told authorities they came ashore Sunday afternoon to start a fire in a fire ring to barbecue, but the wind picked up and the fire got out of hand.
No structures were damaged and no people were injured.
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The fire occurred as the amphitheater in George, Grant County, was hosting its annual Memorial Day weekend event, the Sasquatch! music festival.
Crews earlier Monday were mopping up hot spots. The blaze prompted evacuations Sunday, but all evacuation orders were lifted by nighttime, when an estimated 600 acres of mostly sage and grass were reported to have burned.
The blaze started at about 3 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters reported it under control shortly before 9 p.m., according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.