September 5, 2012 | LXXII, No. 22

Fire breaks out in Seaton’s Grove

A wildfire broke out in Seaton’s Grove right below the rock cut on SR 155 just north of Elmer City just before 7 p.m. Sunday night.

Scott Hunter
A dozer operator and a firefighter on foot secure a fire line on the north side of the blaze to protect a home.

Several units of firefighters responded from Okanogan County Fire District 2 and Coulee Dam Volunteer Fire Dept., at least.

The fire was burning in the rocky brush area around the rock cut, and police were blocking the highway.

A bulldozer and brush trucks secured a fire line in the sage at the rock cut’s north side to protect property, including two outbuildings and a home there.

Winds were light or still, and with temperatures in the mid 70s, firefighters appeared to have the blaze close to contained by 8:15.

It was not yet clear if any structures or property in Seaton’s Grove had burned.

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