Wildfire near Othello burns 1,000 acres

Print Article

Adams County Sheriff's Office/courtesy photo - The Saddle Mountain Fire burns southeast of Othello on Thursday.

OTHELLO — A large wildfire that broke out southeast of Othello charred over 1,000 acres, according to information released by the Washington Department of Natural Resources on Friday.

The wildfire started on Saddle Mountain Thursday afternoon and prompted the Adams County Sheriff's Office to send out a Level 2 evacuation notice, meaning people should prepare to leave their homes, for homes in the 2600 to the 2800 block of Kuhn Road.

State Route 24 was closed from Road 24 Southwest in Grant County east to Othello about 6:20 p.m. due to the wildfire and northbound/westbound traffic was diverted to state Route 26. The highway was reopened about 9:30 p.m., according to the Washington Department of Transportation.

The Level 2 evacuation notice was dropped later in the evening as fire crews contained the fire and mopped up hot spots. At least five fire engines and one helicopter were dispatched to help combat the blaze. The Washington Department of Natural Resources estimates the fire charred around 1,000 acres. There was no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

— Staff report

Print Article

Read More Local News

Mattawa Shop with a Cop

December 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm | The Royal Register Mattawa will be holding its first annual Shop with a Cop event Dec. 22, with support from members of the Mattawa Police Department and community. The event serves as an opportunity for law enforcem...

Comments

Read More

UW Marching band parents, alum make donation to George ES following bus crash

December 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm | The Royal Register GEORGE - Nearly 50 people were injured on Thanksgiving after a bus full of University of Washington Marching Band members rolled on Interstate 90 near George. After the crash George Elementary School...

Comments

Read More

Torres ordered to undergo competency evaluation

December 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm | The Royal Register EPHRATA - Amid concerns about his mental health, a Royal City man who is accused of shooting and killing his father in late-November has been ordered to undergo a competency evaluation. Jonathan Tor...

Comments

Read More

Old Hotel December Artist of the Month

December 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm | The Royal Register The Othello Old Hotel has named Robert and Judy Smitha the December Artists of the Month, and will be displaying the husband-and-wife duo’s art throughout the month. Robert, who has a background in...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

509-770-1227
705 E. Hemlock (downstairs)
Othello, WA 99344

©2018 Sun Tribune Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X