SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington Department of Natural Resource crews are working to put out a 10-acre fire about five miles northeast of Winthrop in Okanogan County.
The fire is burning in a hay field near Highway 20. It’s being called the Big Valley Fire.
According to Washington State Trooper John Bryant, Highway 20 was shut down around 2 p.m. Tuesday. It was reopened around 3:25 p.m.
No word yet on what started the fire.
No injuries have been reported.
On Sunday, a firefighter from Okanogan County Fire District 3 was badly burned in the Spring Coulee Fire.
According to emergency management spokesperson Maurice Goodall, the firefighter, Assistant Chief Christian Johnson with Okanogan County Fire District 3, is in a medically-induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Johnson has second and third degree burns over 50 to 60% of his body and his airway has been scored at a two out of four (four being the worst), Goodall said.