NEWLY REPORTED | Washington State | Nisqually John Fire

UPDATE 1 – 1000 PDT

This is a newly reported wildfire.

Photo Credit | SE WA IMT

A fire is burning on the Snake River, about 11 miles northwest of Clarkston (Whitman County), Washington that began on July 4, 2018, named the NISQUALLY JOHN FIRE from an unknown investigation.

The fire has burned up 1,350 acres of grass and brush.  Containment is at 80-percent.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

There are currently 124 fire personnel (including from Whitman County Fire District 14 and Spokane County Fire District 8) along with four crews and eight engines.  The Incident Command Post or ICP is located at the Colton School.

Photo Credit | Spokane County Fire District 8

Fire behavior has been reduced to minimal activity and smoldering.

About 12 structures are still under threat.

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