(UPDATED TUESDAY 6:00 A.M.) Sheep Company Road Fire Keeping Firefighters Busy Sunday
Firefighters from the State Department of Natural Resources are working to contain what's being called the Sheep fire reported on Sunday. The fire is now 75 percent contained at 1771 acres. Department spokeswoman Janet Peirce says firefighters worked Monday to improve containment lines and hope for 100 percent containment later Today. The cause remains under investigation.
Firefighters from the Department of Natural Resources are battling the Sheep Fire, which was reported at 11:30pm on Sunday. So far it's burned about 1500 acres and is 20% contained. No injuries have been reported. A news release from state officials says 20 to 30 homes were initially threatened and residents were advised to evacuate. No homes were damaged; residents have returned to their homes and evacuation levels are now level 1.
Sheep Company Road is currently open for fire traffic and local access only.
Crews responded to the area of Sheep Company Road and Fire Lane just around 11:45 Sunday night. So far the second alarm brush fire has burned about 1,500 acres.
Firefighters issued level three evacuations for about 40 homes in the area, but have lowered that to level one.
The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the fire.
Acting Captain Andrew Wrangler with the Selah Fire Department says this area burns at least once a year because of the recreation in the area.