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Wildire burning along highway at North Dam

 

A wildfire is burning on the hill just above SR 155 at North Dam and heading uphill toward structures.

Firefighters are responding at 11:15 a.m. and law enforcement has been asked to close down the roadway.

Grand Coulee are on scene, as well as U.S. Bureau of Reclamation personnel. Electric City firefighters have been called out twice.

Evacuations are called for.

UPDATE 11:43 a.m. 7/24/15:

The fire is contained and USBR fire has given control of the scene to Grand Coulee firefighters. Those two departments, plus Electric City responded quickly to the fire to save homes just uphill in the Delano area.

UPDATE 11:51 a.m. 7/24/15:

The highway is now open.

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