Lightning Sparks New Wildfire Near Colockum Tarps - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Lightning Sparks New Wildfire Near Colockum Tarps

Posted: Updated:

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters were in the final phases of mopping up the 125-square-mile Colockum Tarps Fire when lightning sparked another wildfire nearby.

Fire officials say the fire just west of the Columbia River had grown to about two square miles by Saturday morning.

Some firefighters have been moved to the new fire and officials at the Central Washington Interagency Coordination Center say they are watching the weather for the possibility of more lightning-caused fires over the weekend.

The Colockum Tarps Fire is nearly contained and firefighters are mopping up the two-week-old fire. Fire officials say there are still patches burning and smoke rising from the interior of the fire may continue to be visible through August.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

    Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-02-17 20:43:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same.    The new video for the rap star's single, "God's Plan," announces upfront that Drake gave away the $996,631 budget to film the clip.    He's been giving away money in Miami lately, including a $50,000 scholarship to a University of Miami student.

    More >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same.    The new video for the rap star's single, "God's Plan," announces upfront that Drake gave away the $996,631 budget to film the clip.    He's been giving away money in Miami lately, including a $50,000 scholarship to a University of Miami student.

    More >>
  • Barefoot woman flags down Spokane police to report three men broke into her motel room

    Barefoot woman flags down Spokane police to report three men broke into her motel room

    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-02-17 20:21:14 GMT

    A Spokane woman told police three men armed with a gun, stun gun and pepper spray forced their way into her motel room early Saturday morning. She flagged down an officer getting away. All three men were arrested a short time later. Officers say a patrol officer found the woman running in the 1300 block of E. Sprague, barefoot, around 2:15 a.m. 

    More >>

    A Spokane woman told police three men armed with a gun, stun gun and pepper spray forced their way into her motel room early Saturday morning. She flagged down an officer getting away. All three men were arrested a short time later. Officers say a patrol officer found the woman running in the 1300 block of E. Sprague, barefoot, around 2:15 a.m. 

    More >>
  • PHOTOS: 16 vehicle crash closes westbound I-90 at Ellensburg

    PHOTOS: 16 vehicle crash closes westbound I-90 at Ellensburg

    Saturday, February 17 2018 2:51 PM EST2018-02-17 19:51:30 GMT

    CLE ELUM, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol has closed all lanes of westbound I-90 at Ellensburg due to a major crash involving 16 cars and three semi-trucks.  Trooper Brian Moore tweeted the crash happened about 3 miles east of Cle Elum.  Initial reports are that so far there are only minor injuries involved.  Motorists should expect "extended delays" according to Trooper Moore. 

    More >>

    CLE ELUM, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol has closed all lanes of westbound I-90 at Ellensburg due to a major crash involving 16 cars and three semi-trucks.  Trooper Brian Moore tweeted the crash happened about 3 miles east of Cle Elum.  Initial reports are that so far there are only minor injuries involved.  Motorists should expect "extended delays" according to Trooper Moore. 

    More >>