FRENCHMAN COULEE FIRE
Date + Time Started: A major brush fire broke out around 1920 hours PDT on Sunday evening.
Location: The fire is located in the Frenchman Coulee area near I-90, Mile Marker 142, about 4 miles East of the Vantage Bridge.
Fire Resources: The following Agencies have been dispatched and are currently en route: Grant County Fire District 5, 10, 11, 13 and Ephrata Fire Department.
Law Enforcement Agencies: Washington State Patrol (WSP) has currently shutdown all Westbound traffic, while Eastbound is currently open time-being.
ALERTS & NOTIFICATIONS
Traffic Closures: WSP has shutdown WB traffic on I-90, while EB is open but Law Enforcement is asking to seek out an alternate route around the area. UPDATE | 1942 PDT | Both directions are NOW closed. WSP trying to clear vehicles stuck in between of end of the closures.
Hashtags: We are using the following hashtags #FrenchmanCouleeFire #WAwildfires2017 #I90Fire #VantageFire NOTE: There has not been an official name for this brush fire.
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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/4/2017 (Sunday) – 1953 Hours PDT