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Sunland Fire burning sage and grass


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The view from Sunland Fire command

From a Grant County Sheriff's Office media advisory:

Jurisdiction: Grant County Fire District 3 (IC Fortier) Started around 3 p.m. 05/29/2016

Three miles south of the Gorge Amphitheater along the Columbia River.

Gorge Amphitheater/Sasquatch 2016 not at risk or impacted by smoke.

Estimated at 600 acres. No containment estimate. Wind driven, burning sage and grass. Difficult terrain and wind hampered initial attack. Firefighters from across Grant County and Chelan County are on scene. State Mobilization requested. No structures lost/damaged, no injuries.

Early on, a Level 3 Evacuation notice was sent for the Old Vantage Highway and the Frenchman Coulee Recreation Area for hikers and boaters who may have been in that area. Later, a Level 2 evacuation notice was sent for about 10 homes nearby.

No travel impacts for Interstate 90.

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