Evacuation Orders Lifted For Fire Burning Near Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Residents have been allowed to return to their residences after a wildfire prompted the evacuation of about two dozen homes in central Washington.
A fire spokesman, Trooper Jeff Sevigney, says the blaze about 7 miles north of Moses Lake burned less land than initially thought but destroyed two homes and six outbuildings. The fire was estimated at more than 5 square miles as of Wednesday evening. Its cause is under investigation. No injuries have been reported.
Meanwhile, crews were making progress on controlling another large wildfire burning in south-central Washington.
Officials said Wednesday evening that the blaze burning north of Sunnyside is expected to be fully contained on Thursday. It has scorched about 275 square miles of brush and grassland since it started Saturday at the U.S. Army's Yakima Training Center.