Bartholomew Fire fully contained, all evacuations lifted
MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. — All evacuations have been lifted for people living near the Bartholomew Fire in Medical Lake.
As of Sunday morning, the fire had burned 310 acres, but was fully lined and fully contained. Fifty acres of burned land was on Fairchild Air Force Base.
The flames destroyed a total of three outbuildings and one residence, according to the State Department of Natural Resources. There have been no reported injuries.
The fire first started on Thursday. Multiple agencies responded to help fight the fire, including local fire agencies and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Washington Emergency Management Chief John Batiste authorized state mobilizations to bring more assets to help with the fire and crews attacked it from the air and on the ground.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Avista Utilities has reported a power outage in the area, which was started by a pole fire. One home and three outbuildings were lost.
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