Whitney Road Fire burns 199 sq. miles near Davenport, 95-percent contained

Whitney Fire
Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

DAVENPORT, Wash. — Evacuations have been downgraded for people living near the Whitney Fire burning near Davenport.

People living north of State Route 2 and within the fire perimeter are now under a Level 1 evacuation, meaning get ready to evacuate.

The remainder of the area outside of the fire line has had all evacuation orders dropped.

As of Tuesday morning, the fire had burned roughly 127,403 (199 square miles) and was being fueled by timber, brush, grass and crops. The fire is 95-percent contained, according to the Interagency Incident Management Team (IMT). The Department of Natural Resources said the fire was sparked by a power line and is continuing to grow.

One home was destroyed and several outbuildings were lost.

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