A wildfire began burning along I90 milepost 141 (Wild Horse Monument), north of the Vantage Bridge in the area of in Grant County on Sunday evening had ignited from an unknown cause.

The wildfire designated as the BABCOCK FIRE was also being called the I90 FIRE by Grant County Sheriff Office officials.

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Credit — Royal Slope Fire & Rescue

WA DNR resources AHTANUM CREW-6201 E-331 E-6695 E-6696 PATROL-604 were dispatched at 1611 hours as part of an mutual aid response.

The fire had burned about 40 acres of sage and shrub per the last update by the GCSO but WA DNR CAD shows about 150 acres has been consumed.

Around 1923 hours PT, the fire was also said to be fully contained and in mop up operations.

Local resources have returned back in service and command has been turned over to State Fire Officials.

No structures were threatened, damaged or destroyed.

No reports of injuries to civilians or to first responders.

This is still showing an open and active incident per WA DNR’s CAD system.

An update will be posted when new information comes to light or there is significant wildfire activity.

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