ANCIENT LAKE, Wash. – This was wildfire number three that began on Sunday evening, July 2nd. The fire is burning on Quincy Lake in Grant County, Washington.
The fire is burning in grass and brush and has consumed up to 500 acres. At around 0608 hours, the Grant County Sheriff posted their last presser on this fire in stating firefighters worked into the early hours on Monday, bringing it under control. They working to strengthen the containment lines.
On July 1st, some concerned residents contacted the Sheriff’s Office mistaking dust clouds for smoke near Soap Lake but was quickly addressed. No other fire was determined to be burning in the area, other than at Quincy Lake.
Evacuations were in effect but have since been lifted by the Sheriff’s Office.
Fire resources were dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center to the area.
At the time of the fire, WA DNR had 12 engines en route to this GCFDist 3 fire. Additional resources came in as mutual aid which included: Ephrata FD, Fire Districts 10, 13, Bureau of Land Management.
No word on the cause, but it is under investigation.
No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.
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