Brush fire burning near Columbia River in north Douglas County


A brush fire has burned about 100 acres near the Columbia River between Bridgeport and Nespelem.

The fire is at the west end of Road 32 Northeast and has forced the closure of Strahl Canyon Road, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported

The fire was reported about 10 a.m. and numerous fire crews have responded.

The sheriff’s office said by about 2:15 p.m. the fire had been 90 percent contained.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.