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Blackrock fire now more than 20,000 acres

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Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Update 7/31/16: The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the Blackrock Fire is now 27,825 acres in size, and not contained. Three outbuildings have burned in total, however no homes were lost. Firefighters are working around the clock to contain the fire, and there are evacuations as of Sunday morning. The sheriff's office says their main concern right now is building a containment line before high winds tomorrow.

Update: According to Washington Emergency Management, the Blackrock Fire burning near Moses Lake is burning more than 2,000 acres. They say state mobilization has been approved for the fire. The Grant County Sheriff's Office tells KHQ the fire is now burning north east, towards Odessa. There are still no level three evacuations (level three means get out immediately.) 

Previous coverage: Saturday afternoon, the Grant County Sheriff's Office told folks living in the 12000 - 16000 Block of Blackrock Road to be ready to evacuate because of a wildfire burning near that area.

The Washington State Department of Natural say they're attacking the fire from the ground and the air. They say the fire is burning about 300 acres of sage in a rocky terrain.

This is a quickly developing story. We will update it when we have more information. 

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