WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. — As of Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, the Wagner Road Fire is now 100% contained. The fire has burned approximately 7,381 acres of rangeland, stubble and standing wheat, according to the Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team.
Firefighters spent Sunday patrolling for hot spots along the edge of the fire. A few hotspots were discovered and put out. The work brought the fire to full containment.
The Northeast Incident Management Team returned control of the fire to the local fire district on Monday morning.
There are currently no evacuations in place due to the fire.
The fire started on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. It spread quickly in dry grassy areas, while wind and slope contributed to the fire growth
Members of multiple Whitman County fire districts, Lincoln County fire districts, Spokane County fire districts and the Bureau of Land Management responded with firefighters and equipment. Aircraft support from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is being used to contain the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Check back for updates to this developing story.
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