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Black Rock Fire in Eastern Washington 70% contained

MARLIN, Wash. (AP) - Residents of the tiny Grant County town of Marlin are back home Sunday, after a fast-moving wildfire prompted an evacuation order.

Officials overseeing the Black Rock Fire say in a news release that firefighters made significant progress Saturday, and the fire was 70% contained by 5:30 p.m.

The news release says the fire, about 30 miles northeast of Moses Lake, has burned an estimated 3,500 acres. Friday night, it was estimated as high as 10,000 acres. Officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the lower figure.

The evacuation order for the roughly 60 residents of Marlin was lifted about 11 a.m. Saturday.

No injuries are reported. Only one structure has burned: a 20-foot by 20-foot calving shed.

Fire officials say they anticipate having the blaze fully contained Sunday afternoon.

The fire's cause is under investigation.

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