‘South Pine Fire’ burns 240 acres southwest of Tonasket, Level 2 evacuations in effect

South Pine Fire

TONASKET, Wash. — Crews have nearly contained a wildfire burning 240 acres in Okanogan County, southwest of Tonasket.

The Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team (IMT) has dubbed it the ‘South Pine Fire,’ and they report that ground and air firefighting resources are currently on-scene.

Currently, the fire is 95-percent contained, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Unauthorized aircraft in the area have hindered fire crews’ efforts to battle the fire from above.