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Monument Road Fire Near Prescott Nearly Contained

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UPDATE: PRESCOTT, WA - Walla Walla County Firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused a wildfire in Prescott.

The Monument Road Fire broke out Wednesday morning near Lower Monument Road and Wooden Road. Heavy winds quickly spread it to 20,500 acres. 

The fire burned some abandoned structures. Firefighters say the fire did burn near a radio repeater tower, but the tower wasn't damaged.  

Columbia Rural Electric Association says nine power poles were destroyed by the fire, knocking out the power to less than a dozen homes. Crews have been working to restore the service. 

The Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team patrolling and mopping up the fire, hopes to release control back to Walla Walla County Firefighters by noon on Thursday. 

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WALLA WALLA, WA - Walla Walla County Emergency Management says the Monument fire burning north of Prescott is now 85% contained. 

The Monument Road Fire started early Wednesday morning and quickly grew to between 20,000 and 21,000 acres, pushed by high winds.

Firefighters will stay on scene overnight to watch for hot spots and flare ups. Full containment is expected by Thursday morning.

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Officials in Walla Walla County say the Monument Road Fire has grown to between 17,000 to 20,000 acres. A Type-3 Incident Management Team has been requested from the Tri-Cities area to help backfill the some 100 firefighters that have been on scene throughout the day.


There are currently no structures at risk.

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WALLA WALLA, WA - Several firefighting agencies are helping battle an estimated 5,000 acre fire in Walla Walla County. Fire officials say it started around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday near Lower Monument Road and Wooden Road. The fire has been named the Monument Road Fire.

Walla Walla County Emergency Management activated its Emergency Operations Center at 9:30 a.m. Officials say the flames are moving north toward Ayer Road after crossing Casey Road around 10 a.m. There is no containment level at this time.

Approximately 100 firefighters from Walla Walla County Fire Districts 1-8, College Place, Benton and Franklin Counties and Kennewick and Richland Fire are on scene. 


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