Fire near Vantage Bridge grows to 200 acres, quickly contained

Fire near Vantage Bridge grows to 200 acres, quickly contained

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, a wildfire burned southeast of I-90 near the Vantage Bridge Monday night but was quickly contained by emergency crews.

The fire was reported about 2 miles east of Vantage Bridge at MP 140. At first, it was estimated that five acres were burning in sage brush and growing towards the east.

#I90Fire :: Wildfire east of I-90 at Wildhorse Monument MP 140 about 2 miles east of Vantage Bridge. Be careful for firefighters working along the interstate. No homes threatened or evacuation requests. About 5 acres burning in sage brush and growing toward the east. @wspd6pio pic.twitter.com/SB66g8VgYR

— Grant County Sheriff (@GrantCoSheriff) July 2, 2019

The Sheriff’s Office later said the fire had grown to 200 acres and corrected its location to be near SR 243, about 2 miles south of SR 26. That’s just southeast of the Vantage Bridge.

At 9:14 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office said the fire was under control and fire crews were in mop up stage. A tweet said it had been a “busy night for sure,” but there was no further risk from the fire.

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