Fire forces Level 1 evacuations near Vantage in Grant County
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — Firefighters are responding to a fire on Vantage Road near The Feathers in Grant County.
The sheriff’s office said Level 1 evacuations are underway for campers and climbers along Old Vantage Highway, southwest of George. Structures are threatened at this time. They add that no other areas except for Old Vantage Highway are currently at risk.
Officials on scene are considering closing I-90 due to smoke over the road. According to Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team, the wind-driven fire is making it difficult to get under control.
The fire is on the east side of the Columbia River.
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