700+ acre wildfire burning off Highway 395 near Mesa; SB lanes reopened

700+ acre wildfire burning off Highway 395 near Mesa; SB lanes reopened
Courtesy: Jason Broberg 

MESA, Wash. — A wildfire is burning more than 700 acres Monday afternoon near the town of Mesa.

Southbound lanes of Highway 395 are closed between SR 17 near Mesa and SR 260 near Connell, according to Ben Shearer, spokesman for the Pasco Fire Department. Traffic is being diverted to SR 17.

The Connell Police Department says the Community Center is open for people who are evacuating. They said community members should contact police if they are being affected by the fire.

Authorities have not said which areas are evacuating.

This is a developing story.

Traffic alert: Southbound SR 395 near the SR 17 (Franklin County) is currently closed due to a wild land fire. Traffic S/B is being diverted onto SR 17. pic.twitter.com/6CEXTrS4zg

— Trooper C. Thorson (@ wspd3pio ) October 8, 2019

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