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Fire evacuations in place in Yakima County

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - At approximately 11:14pm on Saturday night, a fire started on Highway 12.

The fire is burning in grass, brush and standing timber.

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on Sunday at 8:00 am at the request of Chief Alan Baird, Yakima County Fire District 3.

The fire is estimated at 500 acres and growing.

It is threatening homes and power infrastructure.

Level 1 evacuations are in place for 100 to 125 residents.

State Fire Marshall personnel are in route to the scene to coordinate dispatch of resources.


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