Evacuations lifted for people living near Central Ferry fire

PULLMAN, Wash. — Evacuations that were in place for 30 homes near the Riparia Fire burning in Central Ferry are now lifted.

Level 2 means people should be prepared to leave. Level 3 means evacuate immediately.

The fire is burning nearly four square miles near Ridpath Road south of Hay. It has spread along the breaks of the Snake River and made it to the Central Ferry area.

The fire has burned 5,000 acres, or 7.8 square miles.

State Route 127 was closed from Dusty to the Central Ferry Bridge. It reopened on Friday.

State fire assistance mobilized to help with the firefight. No structures were burned in the fire. Officials say they are making good progress on the fire and expect it to be fully taken care of by the end of the night.