Fire Burns 33 Square Miles On Colville Reservation
NESPELEM, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire on Eastern Washington's Colville Indian Reservation where nearly 33 square miles of grass and sagebrush have burned. Fire spokeswoman Cindy Bork says 659 firefighters, supported by aircraft, are fighting the Columbia River Road Fire. The fire, about 12 miles southeast of Omak, has scorched 20,931 acres and is 15 percent contained. About 20 homes and 40 outbuildings are in the vicinity of the fire, but no evacuations have been ordered Monday. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The forecast calls for temperatures to rise from the 70s into the 100s by Tuesday.
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