Firefighters working the Miriam Fire near Clear Lake and White Pass had to take a break on Thursday as authorities searched for two men who were seen shooting at or near firefighters. Yakima County Sheriff's deputies and other authorities from the area were called to the fire Thursday afternoon. No one was contacted and authorities aren't sure if the men were targeting the firefighters or shooting at something else.
Meanwhile it was another day of growth Thursday for the Miriam fire that was started by a lightning strike on July 30th. The fire is now at 4,025 acres. It's 30 percent contained. Cooler temperatures are on the way. Officials from the State Department of Natural resources say a dry, cold front is moving into the area bringing cooler temperatures and gusty winds.
The nearby Clear Fork fire remains at 47 acres. It was also started by a lightning strike in July.