10,000-acre Road 11 Fire burns 5 structures, forces level 2 evacuation
Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2020 at 8:18 pm
DOUGLAS COUNTY, WA – Crews are working to contain a 10,000-acre brush fire ravaging Douglas County that has already consumed 5 structures and forced nearby residents to prepare to evacuate.
The fire, which origin is still under investigation, is burning grass, sage, and wheat crops, according to King 5. It started just after 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 11.
As of Monday morning, July 13, the fire was 25% contained, according to the Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management (SWIIM) team.
Washington State Patrol has been alerting residents that they may need to evacuate if the fire spreads too close to their town. Right now, the level 2 evacuation is only in effect for Mansfield and the residential areas directly west of Mansfield.
McNeil Canyon Road and SR 172 at Northeast Road B have reopened after being closed due to the fire.
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