Wildfire burning near Ephrata more than 95% contained - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wildfire burning near Ephrata more than 95% contained

EPHRATA, Wash. - The wildland fire 1.5 miles northwest of Ephrata in Norton Canyon is now 95% contained according to incident commanders. The fire burned an estimated 120 acres. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Grant County Fire Marshal's Office.

Over 50 firefighters from twelve of Grant County's fourteen fire departments fought the blaze. They were joined by crews from the US Bureau of Land Management and two water-dropping helicopters from Washington Department of Natural Resources. Some of the local fire units are now being released to return to their primary jurisdictions. Grant County Emergency Management provided assistance with planning, resource coordination and incident information.

Firefighters will remain on the scene throughout the night to watch for any flare-ups.

No injuries were reported. No homes or other valued property were damaged. No evacuations were requested.

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