Fire erupts on Snake River

— Firefighters have been mobilized to another fire in Washington state.

The mobilization effort was under way Saturday in an effort to contain a wildfire along the Snake River near Pomeroy.

The fire started at about 1:30 a.m. and is believed to have been caused by lightning. It was estimated at more than 500 acres at the time of the mobilization effort, threatening homes, crops and cell towers.

Firefighters continued working to contain the Dry Creek Fire in Kittitas County near Husum.

As of yesterday, officials said it was 83 percent contained, and 337 acres were scorched.

Nearby residents who were evacuated earlier in the week were expected to return home this morning.

Another mobilization effort took place near Carlton in Okanogan County on Saturday.

Officials said the blaze — The Canyon Creek Fire — started at about 12:28 p.m. and the cause was under investigation.

At the time of the press release Saturday night, the fire was consuming 300-500 acres and growing.

Structures, crops and infrastructure were being threatened.


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