Wildfire contained near Bridgeport
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out Tuesday evening in Douglas County south of Bridgeport, Washington, has been contained after burning across nearly 400 acres — more than half a square mile.
The state Department of Natural Resources said crews were working Wednesday on mop-up.
Department spokeswoman Janet Pearce said earlier the fire was started by lightning. It burned across grass and brush.
About 40 firefighters responded, including a 20-person Forest Service hotshot crew.
Pearce says drying weather has increased the fire danger in Eastern Washington.
Another wildfire Tuesday burned about 300 acres near Ellensburg.
KPQ reports a brush fire Tuesday night threatened homes in East Wenatchee and another lightning-caused fire burned about 25 acres near Waterville.