BRIDGEPORT, Wash. - A wildfire that broke out Tuesday evening in Douglas County south of Bridgeport, Washington, has been contained after burning across nearly 400 acres -- more than half a square mile.
The state Department of Natural Resources said crews were working Wednesday on mop-up.
Department spokeswoman Janet Pearce said earlier the fire was started by lightning. It burned across grass and brush.
About 40 firefighters responded, including a 20-person Forest Service hotshot crew.
Pearce says drying weather has increased the fire danger in Eastern Washington.
Another wildfire Tuesday burned about 300 acres near Ellensburg.
KPQ reports a brush fire Tuesday night threatened homes in East Wenatchee and another lightning-caused fire burned about 25 acres near Waterville.
- 'Angels! Angels!' Avalanche survivors call out to rescuers
- Desperate search on for survivors after avalanche hits Italian hotel
- Preparing for potential flooding
- 2016 was the hottest year on record -- again
- Weather forecast for Trump's inauguration looks gloomy
- Ice storm glazes central US; sleet-slick roadways caused five fatalities