Published Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 2140 hours PT

Updated 8/9/2022 2220 PT | The fire name has been confirmed as the Mohr Fire.

WATERVILLE, WASHINGTON STATE — A fire prompted fire assets and resources to respond just before 1700 hours (5pm) this afternoon which is burning in sagebrush, grass, and wheat stubble on Road F and Road 6 SW.

It is located approximately east of Waterville and north of Palisades in Douglas County, between the towns of Winthrow and Douglas, prompting Level 2 Evacuations within a one-half-mile radius from the fire line.

Credit: GCFD13

At this time, the fire continues to burn southward towards Douglas Creek and Slack Canyon areas and on the bluff above Douglas Creek.

The cause is undetermined but there is an unconfirmed this is a residual fire from a combine sitting in a field and spreading to area dried out fire fuels.

Closed: Douglas Creek Road on the Palisades side as a precaution.

About 1,000 acres have been burned.

A containment status and fire command name have not been released by Fire/Law Enforcement Officials as of yet.

Incident Cooperators so far include the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as the Lead PIO and Grant County Fire District #13.

(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog