3000-acre wildfire threatens crops, cell towers in SE Washington

Photo from the Washington Department of Natural Resources

POMEROY, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a 3000-acre wildfire in eastern Washington state that started Saturday morning near the Snake River is threatening crops and cell towers east of Pomeroy.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says the fire is burning downstream from the Nisqually John Landing on the south side of the river in Garfield County.

Fire crews from around the state are responding to help battle the blaze.

sotin County Fire District No. 1 Lt. Paul Wiksays lightning is believed to have started the fire at about 1:30 a.m.

The fire was initially reported to be about 500 acres. Officials from the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources said the wildfire quickly grew to be about 300 acres.

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