COLVILLE EMERG. CREWS RESPONDING TO 3,000 ACRE WILDFIRE NEAR ELMER CITY
- Elmer City, WA
The Colville Tribe Emergency Crews are currently battling a 3,000 acre wildfire near the small town of Elmer City. Fire bosses and helicopters were on scene late Sunday night prior to the Colville Tribe crews arriving and staying on overnight. Tribal fire crews have stablished a perimeter around the fire with hand trails, dozer trails and existing roads.
A Northeast Interagency Type 3 Team plans to take over the fire at 6 p.m. pst Monday night bringing with it additional resources. Tribal crews hope to have the fire fully contained later this week by either Thursday or Friday. The fire is currently burning through grass and sage brush. Fire crews said that they don’t foresee any potential road closures or evacuations at this time.
This is a Breaking News story and will be updated as more information becomes available.