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July 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Firefighters battling wildfires in Central Washington

Nearly 1,200 firefighters are battling a wildlfire that has grown to about 14 square miles near Goldendale, Wash. The fire along the top of Satus Pass is threatening about 180 homes, but none has been damaged.

The Klickitat County sheriff’s office has issued evacuation notices for the homes.

Mark Grassel of the interagency fire management team says the fire is only 3 percent contained and most of Highway 97 between Goldendale and Toppenish remains closed. The fire grew on Friday to the south and the east.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the fire danger in much of Eastern Washington, including Goldendale, Tri-Cities, Yakima, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Moses Lake.

A community meeting is being held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Klickitat Public Utility District office, 1313 Columbus, Goldendale.

In Chelan County, a fire near Malaga has grown to an estimated 1,000 acres and threatens about 60 residences. Evacuations are in place, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The cause of the fire, which started Saturday, is unknown.

Comments | Topics: fire, Goldendale, Highway 97


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