Eastern Washington fire burning fast

An incident management team from Spokane is setting up operations in BridgeportBrewster, Washington to coordinate firefighting efforts on a fire that started yesterday north of Wenatchee and quickly grew to over 700 acres. The Sacramento Bee reported that the fire’s burning in grass, brush, scattered timber, and some wheat land. The Crane Road Fire was estimated this morning at about 2,000 acres. The Spokesman-Review noted that Deputy State Fire Marshal Ron Bowen said residents have been evacuated, and the Seattle Times reported that another 45 firefighters have been assigned.

[UPDATE:  KING5 news reports the fire grew overnight to 10,000 acres.]

2 thoughts on “Eastern Washington fire burning fast”

  1. Wow, what a muddle of mis-information! Hwy 97a is on the opposite side of the Columbia and that section is at least 20 miles from the fire. It was closed last year due to some slides. The NWCC report on the morning of Aug 1 measured the fire at 8500 acres and hasn’t been updated since. The firefighting team are working out of Brewster, not Bridgeport. Several helicopters, spotter plains and larger planes have been at work on it siince yesterday. Someone needs to learn the facts before reporting them–and look at a map.

Comments are closed.