Level one evacuations notices were sent out for residents near Grand Coulee and Elmer City this evening as wildfires popped up on both sides of the Columbia River.

One is on the west side near Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee in Grant County. The other burning near Elmer City, which is in Okanagan County about five miles north of Coulee Dam.

WSP closed several roads in the area as the fire burned near the post office in Elmer City.
Residents were advised to be ready to evacuate if the fire burned any closer to homes.

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