Firefighters Hold Fire Lines On Vantage and Cow Canyon Blazes
Another day of battling flames on two big fires in the region. The Cow Canyon Fire burning north of Naches is now at 5,832 acres at 30% containment as fire lines are built and mop up operations happening in some parts of the fire. So far two homes have burned along with 11 outbuildings and 1 cabin. No injuries have been reported.
Evacuation notices were lowered on Sunday to Level 1 the lowest level which mean residents need to be aware of the danger and are prepared to evacuate. The Cow Canyon Fire started last Wednesday in the BBQ Flats area. The cause remains under investigation. No injuries reported.
Firefighters are winning the battle against the Vantage fire
Meanwhile the battle continues against the Vantage Highway Fire. The blaze, which started last Monday west of Vantage is now at 75% containment at 30,635 acres. The Vantage Highway remains open. The Quilomene and Whiskey Dick wildlife area units within the L.T. Murray Wildlife Area are temporarily closed to protect public safety during the Vantage Highway Fire.
The Vantage Highway Fire is located about 5 miles west of Vantage, Washington.
The cause of both fires remain under investigation.
Another big fire destroyed homes in the city of Lind Washington
The city of Lind was evacuated last Thursday because of a big wildfire that impacted homes. The Associated Press reports "The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says residents of Lind needed to flee due to the encroaching flames. Later Thursday, Sheriff Dale Wagner said six homes had burned as well as eight other structures. With the help of state and local resources, Wagner said the fire was starting to calm down and evacuations were lifted."