Crews from around state help contain fire

COULEE CITY, Wash. - On Saturday at around 11:30 a.m., the Whitehall Fire started 8 miles southwest of Coulee City, WA.

Local crews from various areas responded quickly and worked hard throughout the afternoon battling the quick spreading, wind driven fire that was threatening homes, crops and electrical infrastructure.

At around 3:45 pm, Washington State Fire Mobilization was authorized and additional resources were dispatched from around the state.

No structures or injuries have been reported and crews reported minimal fire activity overnight.

Firefighters were on the fire lines on Sunday working to identify and extinguish any remaining hot spots and reinforce established containment lines.

Fire managers closely monitored weather conditions near the fire. Winds were expected to increase later on in the day over the fire area as a cold front pushed through.

There are no evacuation orders in place and currently no road closures. Motorists should be aware and expect to see firefighting traffic in the area.