The Grand Coulee Fire name has been changed to the #230YardFire due to its proximity to the SV Switch yard near Grand Coulee Dam.
Firefighters from across Grant, Okanogan and Douglas counties are on the scene.
Grand Coulee Fire is now known as 230 Yard Fire
A wildfire is burning on the west side of the Columbia River located just North of Grand Coulee Dam that ignited on 9/11/2016.
As of 2000 hours this evening the fire had reached 500 acres.
State Mobe has been approved.
Elmer City Fire
A 2nd wildfire is burning on the west side of the Columbia River near Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee. Started 9/11/2016. Both fires are approximately 5 miles from each other.
Grant County Sheriff states,
“People in Elmer City areas need to remain aware of the fire conditions and stand by for any evacuation requests.
Grand Coulee/Crown Point/Coulee Dam remain aware of fire conditions. Please leave if fire threatens.”
The Fire Department escalated the fire as a 3rd alarm.
No injuries or structures damaged/destroyed as being reported.
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