Fire breaks out in Seaton’s Grove
Firefighters doze a break to stop the fire’s north side Sunday evening. — Scott Hunter photo
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.
Several units of firefighters responded from Okanogan County Fire District 2 and Coulee Dam Volunteer Fire Dept ., at least.
The fire burned 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.
Reportedly, no structures were burned, but officials could not be reached for details after the fire.