Green Ridge Fire burns more than 1,500 acres, 15% contained
UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): — The Green Ridge Fire has burned more than 1,500 acres as of Monday morning.
Officials say the fire grew to 1,569 acres since Sunday morning.
The fire remains only 15 percent contained.
DAYTON, Wash. — Nearly 300 firefighters are battling the Green Ridge Fire in Dayton that has burned more than 1,000 acres, officials confirmed on Sunday.
The fire is burning approximately 30 miles east of Walla Walla in the steep, rugged terrain of the Pomeroy Ranger District.
As of Sunday, the fire burned around 1,067 acres and is approximately 15 percent contained.
Several resources are being used to fight the fire including 294 firefighters.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office issued a Level 1 Evacuation notice, which means be ready for potential evacuation, for a broad area north of the fire.
On Sunday, officials used helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft’s to attack to the fire and limit the spread.
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