POMEROY, Wash. - UPDATE: The fire has now grown to 3,100 acres of mainly grassland. The fire is being handled by hand crews and aircraft because of the steep terrain.'
State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of firefighters working to contain the Snake River Fire.
The fire is located in Garfield County near Pomeroy and is burning in grass and brush. The fire is believed to be caused by a lightning strike at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources at 8 a.m. Saturday at the request from Fire Chief Kris Darby from Garfield County Fire District 1.
The fire is estimated to be at least 500 acres and growing. Homes, crops, and cell towers are being threatened by the fire but currently no evacuations are in place.