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Wreck leads to wildfire in Grant County; Evacuations cancelled

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GRANT COUNTY, Wash. -

UPDATE: Wednesday 3:45 p.m.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the fire is contained and all evacuation notices have been cancelled. The occupants of the car that rolled over and started the fire made it out safely and are okay. 

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The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports a wildfire sparked by a two-car crash has closed roads  and triggered some evacuation orders near Soap Lake Wednesday afternoon.

Level 3 evacuations have been ordered for homes in the 18000 block of State Route 17 N near Soap Lake. Level 3 evacuations mean those in the area should leave immediately.

Kyle Foreman with the Sheriff's Office reports one car went off the road after the crash and then caught fire, and then the fire spread. All the people involved in the crash are OK. The fire is about 200 acres Wednesday afternoon, but State Route 17 is closed between State Route 282 and State Route 214. Alternate routes have been set up.

Multiple units are responding to help fight the fire and get it under control.

No further information was immediately available. We will update this story as we learn more.

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