MATTAWA, Wash. —
UPDATE 1 – July 19, 2018 (Wednesday) – 2000 hours PDT
LOCATION. A wildfire that started today is burning in Grant County near Mattawa and south of already hard-hit Vantage area. It is said to be near Road 26SW and is growing quickly.
FIRE NAME. The fire is named the BUCKSHOT FIRE 2018 and is located east of the BOYLSTON FIRE burning off of I-90.
ROAD CLOSURES. The following listed are shutdown by Grant County Sheriff and Washington State Patrol.
- SR 24 at Vernita Bridge, south of Mattawa
EVACUATION SHELTER. A Red Cross Shelter has been established.
- Mattawa Junior HS opened at 2000 hours for Fire evacuees
EVACUATION ORDERS ISSUED. The following have been issued by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
Level 3 (LEAVE NOW)
- Desert Aire
- Cox Landing – Rd 26 SW and S of Rd U
Level 2 (GET READY TO GO)
- Desert Aire (whole community)
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