State responding to Grant County wildfires - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

State responding to Grant County wildfires

EPHRATA, Wash. - State mobilization has been ordered to support Grant County fire agencies fighting four wildfires in the Ephrata-Soap Lake area.

County commissioners declared an emergency Friday morning that may help to secure funding.

The county says a Thursday night lightning storm started as many at 15 fire. There have been no injuries or property loss.

The four main fires in the Grant County Complex have burned about 2,000 acres.

Wildfires burn 1,500 acres in Benton County

Two wildfires have burned about 1,500 acres in western Benton County.

KONA reports firefighters from Benton, Yakima and Grant counties are battling fires near Blackrock and Midway.

The fires were started Thursday night by lightning. Highway 241 was closed and some homes were briefly threatened.

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