Crews battle 100-acre fire in Klickitat Co.

Crews battle 100-acre fire in Klickitat Co.

Credit: Wash. Dept. of Natural Resources

Crews battle 100-acre fire in Klickitat Co.

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by KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

LYLE, Wash. -- Crews were battling a fire in Klickitat County Thursday morning that had grown to about 100 acres overnight.

The Major Creek Fire is located off of Old Hwy 8 and Major Creek Road, near the town of Lyle, said Davie Kindell of the Wash. Dept. of Natural Resources.

The fire was about 40 percent contained, he said. It was classified as a Level 1 fire, meaning a precautionary notice was given to nearby residents Wednesday evening.

An estimated 150 people were expected to join the firefight Thursday.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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