(Updated 10:00 a.m.) Big Fire on Konnowac Pass Forces Evacuations Monday
A big fire continues to burn on Konnowac Pass. Firefighters say the fire is now at more than 1,000 acres at 75 percent containment. Officials at the Northwest interagency coordination center say 49 firefighters are on the scene of the fire that started at about 3:40 Monday afternoon. The fire threatened homes and forced evacuations on Monday night but no homes were burned and no injuries were reported. Fire officials say the hope to have the fire fully contained by Thursday.
The Konnowac Pass fire is one of three large fires burning in Washington State Today.
Firefighters battled flames of a large grass fire that threatened homes on Konnowac Pass on Monday. About 100 firefighters were on the scene of the 500 acre fire last night after about 20 homes on the pass were evacuated with help from the Yakima County Office of Emergency Management. There's no word today if the fire has been contained.
The fire started at about 3:40 p.m. Monday. No homes were lost Monday and no injuries were reported.
Firefighters had help from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Helicopters and tanker planes helped douse the flames on Monday.