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Firefighters make good progress on Glade 3 Fire near Mabton

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UPDATE 8/1:

MABTON, WA - Firefighters are hoping to have The Glade 3 Fire near Mabton fully contained Tuesday afternoon.

The fire has burned 10,669 acres and is 75% contained. 

Firefighters made good progress mopping up the area around buildings and made a 50 foot perimeter around the flames yesterday. Now, crews are focusing their efforts on key spots on the north and west sides of the fire.

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UPDATE 8:30 AM:

Firefighters tell NBC Right Now The Glade 3 Fire just south of Mabton is now 20% contained. The flames have burned about 10,000 acres and about 191 firefighters are on scene. 

No injuries have been reported and only an outbuilding has been lost. 

Firefighters are starting to mop up the flames.

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MABTON, WA - State Mobilization has been authorized for the Glade 3 Fire burning on Alderdale Road, south of Mabton.

It started just after 3:00 Sunday afternoon and has since burned at least 10,000 acres. Firefighters say they've had a hard time getting to it because of the heavy brush in the area. The wind pushed the fire over the ridge line and quickly spread to Yakama Nation land. 

The fire threatened several homes and forced some evacuations, but they have been lifted.

Yakima County Fire District 7, Yakima County Fire District 5, Klickitat County, and Benton County all responded to the scene. Units from the state will get on scene around 6:00 Monday morning. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
 

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