No one injured, no homes lost from fire in Queensgate area near Richland

RICHLAND, Wash. — It was a scary night for people in Richland, as a fire broke out near the Queensgate area.

The Richland Police Department says no homes were lost and no one was hurt from the fire. Officials do not know what started the fire and there is no indication whether the fire was started intentionally.

After being closed for a significant amount of time, the Queensgate Overpass reopened.

Multiple fires have burned across the Inland Northwest this summer. More recently, 13 wildfires are burning in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, most of which are less than an acre.

Two, however, were bigger fires. The White River Fire has burned 341 acres, or 0.532813 square miles, in the Sears Creek area. Those living on Sears Creek Road have Level 3 Evacuations- meaning LEAVE NOW. Level 2 Evacuations- meaning GET SET TO LEAVE- are in place for White River Road. Level 1 Evacuations- meaning GET READY – are in place for Little Wenatchee Road.

The Irving Peak Fire is burning 16 miles northwest of Plain, Washington, burning 143 acres, or 0.223438 square miles.

READ: Thirteen wildfires burning in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to lightning

Another fire is burning in Tacoma Creek near Calispell Peak in Pend Oreille County. Fire resources, including a fire boss aircraft, are on the scene.

READ: Firefighter struck by tree, killed fighting Big Swap Fire in Oregon