Wildfire burning 25 miles northwest of Walla Walla
NEAR EUREKA, Wash. -- A wildfire northwest of Walla Walla has now burned 10,000 acres as of 12:00 a.m. Saturday. The fire is near the small town of Eureka.
It was reported about 3:30 Friday afternoon. It's burning grass and sagebrush. About 120 firefighters and 30 fire trucks from Walla Walla Rural Fire Districts and College Place are on the scene.
Units from Spokane have now been dispatched to respond to the fire. They're expected to arrive at approximately 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
Firefighters have kept the fire away from one home and two barns on Simmons road as well as one home, a barn and two grain silos on Upton Road. Two barns on Wooden Road were also saved by firefighters. No other structures are threatened at last report. So far fire leaders don't have an estimate on when the fire will be contained, nor do they know what started it.