Power Line Fire Grows to more than 5,000 + Acres at 0% Containment
— Mattawa WA
Grant County Sheriff's Office advised a 5000-acre wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains northwest of the town of Mattawa and south of the Saddle Mountain Fault Line Sunday afternoon.
As of 6:00 p.m. Sunday, there are level 1 fire evacuations in place for the 23000 block of road E-SW to road O-SW. A level 1 evacuation means be prepared leave, but you are not in danger right now.
Grant County Sheriff said the fire was 0 percent contained as of 3:45 p.m. Sunday. The area is mostly rural and uninhabited, though if you do live in the area, the sheriff's office says you should maintain situational awareness.
The Washington State Fire Marshal said state mobilization was approved for the fire. The fire is being fueled by dry sagebrush and grass, according to the Grant County Fire District. It is burning to the north up the mountain.
The Grant County Sheriff‘s Office said Fire District 8 will use three aircraft to combat the fire, so keep drones on the ground.