Wildfire Burning On Grant/Douglas County Line
QUINCY, Wash. — An evacuation order has been lifted near Quincy, Washington.
The evacuation was issued Tuesday night due to a fast moving wildfire burning near Stuhlmiller Road in the popular Crescent Bar recreation area.
Grant County Sheriff lifted the evacuation order early Wednesday morning.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney says fire has grown to 1,300 acres and was threatening 20 homes. No homes have burned, but a few outbuildings were lost in the fire.
Trooper Sevigney says the fire is 100-percent trailed, which means there is a line all the way around the fire.
A stretch of SR 28 that had been closed re-opened Wednesday morning.
Part of SR 28 had been closed in both directions due to the fire, in the Trinidad area, which is west of Quincy, WA. The fire was reported burning on both sides of the highway.
Several agencies from Grant and Douglas County, as well as Chelan County and the cities of Wenatchee, Cashmere and Ephrata have responded to the fire.
Trooper Sevigney confirmed 150 fire personnel including 30 engines and one helicopter will be fighting the fire Wednesday.
The fire is about 20 percent contained.
As a precaution, a shelter has been set up at Quincy High School.
The fire broke out around 6 p.m. Tuesday.