STEVENS COUNTY, Wash.— A 35 acre wildfire forced people to evacuated Tuesday between the Two Rivers Casino and Fruitland, Washington. Flames forced Camp Na-Bor-Lee to leave the area.
Officers with the Department of Natural Resources said evacuations began Tuesday afternoon as flames burned through Ponderosa pines in the area along Highway 25.
Camp Na-Bor-Lee cleared out 150 people because the fire was burning three-miles away. A camp employee said 136 of the evacuees were teenage girls. They have been moved to the Columbia School in Hunters, Wash.
Six families were also asked to evacuate the area. Leaders at the camp said only three of the families decided to leave.
The fire began August 3rd during a lightning storm. It spread in the overnight hours leading into Tuesday.
DNR leaders said an air tanker, dozer and more than 40 firefighters were all on scene as of Tuesday afternoon.