Grant County: The Grant County Sheriff’s office has cancelled Level One evacuation notices on the Wahluke Slope Fire.
Grant County: The Wahluke Slope Fire started Friday night near State Route 24 Mile Post 59 and continues to burn today but there is no current threat to any populated areas. Grant County Fire District 13 officials reported the fire burning to the north over the top of the Saddle Mountains. The fire has consumed over 11,000 acres and was reported 50 percent contained last night. Unified Command between Grant County fire districts, Adams County Fire District 5, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are managing the fire. Fire units from across Grant County are on scene. The fire is in an area very difficult to access and firefighting aircraft are being utilized to help crews on the ground.
Level 1 evacuation notices were issued Saturday for residents inside the area indicated in yellow on the attached map. This is roughly the area of the Grant-Adams county line west of Othello along State Route 26. People in the area need to be aware of the fire and that conditions may change the course of the fire.
Updates will be published when needed at www.facebook.com/GrantCoSheriff and on Twitter @GrantCoSheriff.