Walla Walla, Franklin Co. firefighters battling wildfire south of Wallula
WALLULA, Wash. – Firefighters are working to extinguish a wildfire burning south of Wallula.
According to officials, the fire has scorched about 4.5 acres as of early this morning.
Franklin County Fire District #3 said firefighters were first alerted to the fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday night.
They say the fire is difficult to access and is burning in heavy brush and trees between railroad tracks and the river.
They expect crews will be working on the fire all night.
As of early this morning, some spots were still smoldering and patches of brush and trees have been scorched.
KAPP-KVEW will have live coverage this morning on Good Morning Northwest.
@FranklinFire3 and @PascoWAFire assisting Walla Walla Dist 5 tonight on a wildfire south of Wallula. The fire was dispatched at 23:00 and burning in heavy brush and trees between the railroad tracks and river making access difficult. Crews will be here all night. pic.twitter.com/jRbNuPOnzz
— Franklin Co Fire#3 (@FranklinFire3) June 25, 2020
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