SEATTLE (AP) -- Firefighters are battling a blaze in southern Douglas County that has scorched nearly 3,000 acres since Sunday afternoon.

Spokane Country Fire District 9 Capt. Dan Walsh tells The Associated Press that no structures are currently in danger from the fire burning near the Grant County Line.

But on Sunday, the fire's extremely smoky conditions prompted county officials to urge residents in the Crescent Bar area were asked to remain inside their homes.

Walsh says several teams were taking positions Monday morning to attack the blaze.

Meanwhile, crews were mopping up hot spots from a wildfire that burned more than 1,200 acres and briefly forced the evacuations of as many as 50 homes in a rural section of central Washington.

The blaze in the McConihe Flats area about three miles northwest of Moses Lake was brought under control Sunday evening and evacuated residents were allowed to return home.

Officials say the flames burned a home and two other structures and destroyed several vehicles. No serious injuries were reported, and the fire's cause was being investigated.

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