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State mobilization authorized for Glade Creek fire in Yakima County

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YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -

State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton.

The fire started Friday night after 9 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops and infrastructure. The fire is burning in grass and sage brush.

Level 1 evacuations are in effect at this time.

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources. Mobilization specialists have ordered three wildland strike teams, two dozers and two hand crews.

The fire will be managed by a Type 3 Incident Management team.

The cause of the Glade Creek fire is under investigation.

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