Latest Washington wildfire near Omak
Monday, August 29, 2011
UNDATED (AP) -- The latest wildfire in Washington broke out Monday night in Okanogan County near Omak in the north central part of the state.
The sheriff's office says it burned about 100 acres and threatened no structures. Firefighters from the Department of Natural Resources are helping local firefighters.
A fire that was started earlier Monday by a downed electrical wire burned 700 acres in Klickitat County near Wishram in south central Washington. Deputy State Fire Marshal Ron Bowen says about 40 residences were threatened.
And a fire started by Sunday night lightning strikes burned about 5,000 acres of grassland in Garfield County near Pomeroy in southeast Washington. There was no immediate danger to homes or other structures.