Updated 8/21/2016 @ 1855 Hours
A wildfire has broken out on Highway 97 and Mile post 55 in the Lower Valley of Yakima County, Washington on Sunday, August 21, 2016 around 1850 hours.
The cause is unknown.
Size / Fuels
The fire is wind-driven and is between 200-300 acres in heavy sage brush.
No structures are being threatened.
No evacuations are in effect at this time.
Several DNR helicopters and two dozers have been dispatched to the scene from Yakima County Fire District #5 and the Yakama Nation.
Current Weather Conditions
Currently, the weather in the Yakima area is 83*F temps, 0% percip, 17% RH with winds @ 16 mph. It is party cloudy at the moment.
This is an unnamed fire and we are dubbing it #Hwy97Fire #WaWILDFIRE #NWFireBlogWA.
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