Crews contain weekend fires in Eastern Wash.
Monday, August 15, 2011
COULEE CITY, Wash. (AP) -- Fire crews have fully contained a wildfire that damaged several Bonneville Power Administration transmission poles west of Coulee City.
Fire spokesman Scott Crawford says crews spent Sunday reinforcing lines and had the blaze fully contained early Sunday evening.
The fire was originally estimated at about 2,500 acres, but Crawford says a more thorough review showed the fire only burned about 600 acres.
Near Ellensburg, fire crews contained a 300-acre fire despite stiff winds on Saturday. The fire burned in grass and sagebrush 10 miles southwest of Ellensburg.