The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Large Yakama wildfire 60 percent contained

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
Published:
SEATTLE -- A lightning-sparked wildfire on the Yakama Indian Reservation is now 60 percent contained.
Interagency fire management teams report Sunday that the blaze has covered nearly 300 acres since starting on August 19 on the northwest area of the Yakama Nation Reservation.
Favorable weather over the weekend helped crews increase the fire containment from 30 percent to 60 percent.
Incident commander Bob Johnson said crews continue mop up activities, locating and extinguishing any heat within 200 feet of the fire containment line.
He said a helicopter equipped with infrared cameras did not detect any heat outside the firelines on Saturday.
Story tags » Forest Fire

More Northwest Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar