Firefighters battling large wildfire in Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Grant County Fire
Credit: Grant County Sheriff's Office

OTHELLO, Wash. — Firefighters are battling a large wildfire in the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge near Othello.

Adams County Fire District 5, Grant County Fire Districts 10 and 11, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have responded to the scene.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, helicopters are on the way to the scene to assist.

It is unclear how the fire started.

This is a developing story and 4 News Now is working to learn more.