MESA, Wash. - Firefighters are battling a 5,000 acre wildfire burning along Highway 395 between Mesa and Connell.
They estimate the fire is 30% contained.
The fire broke out on Monday afternoon around 1 p.m., and initially forced a closure of southbound lanes. Those closures have since been lifted.
No homes have been damaged.
Heavy winds throughout the day are expected to impact the growth of the fire today, according to firefighters.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
2 Engines, Water Tender and Chief are still in Connell tonight assisting Franklin Co 1 with a large wildland fire. The fire burned an est. 5000 acres between Mesa and Connell along SR395. No homes damaged. Cause still under investigation. pic.twitter.com/6SqsMKZkxV— Franklin Co Fire#3 (@FranklinFire3) October 8, 2019
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