September 5, 2012 | LXXII, No. 23

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.

Firefighters doze a break to stop the fire’s north side Sunday evening. — Scott Hunter photo

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.

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