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Fire Crews Hoping For Full Containment On Selah Fire Monday

Townsquare Media / John Taylor
Townsquare Media / John Taylor

Fire crews were busy overnight dousing hot spots in a fire that started Sunday near Harlan Landing in Selah. The fire burned parts of Selah Ridge and spread, burning more than 400 acres before firefighters were able to gain the upper hand and partially contain the fire. At last check the fire was 50 percent contained.

Investigators say the fire started at about 1 p.m. near a homeless camp north on the landing and spread up the hill and toward Selah.

Residents living on Fourth, Fifth and Seventh streets in Selah were told to be ready to evacuate Sunday afternoon after the fire burned near their homes. Evacuation warnings have since been lifted. Nearly 100 were threatened by the fire.

Fire crews remain on the scene today hoping to gain full containment.

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