Fire near Thorp burns 57 acres

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THORP, Wash — Firefighters from Upper Kittitas County have responded to a brush fire in the Sunlight Waters area northwest of Thorp.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says it’s assisting Kittitas County Fire District 1 (KCFD 1) in handling the blaze, which is estimated to have burned 57 acres.

No official word has been provided by either party about the containment of the fire — no updates either concerning evacuations.

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For much of the afternoon, helicopters have doused the fire from the air. The DNR indicating on Twitter that both it and KCFD 1 have air and ground resources at the scene. As of 3:16 p.m., crews were working to construct a line.

Due to the heat, dry conditions, and moderate winds, fire danger is considered Very High to Extreme across Eastern Washington on Sunday.

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