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Fire in mop-up stages, Highway 14 open, FEMA approves funds


Monday, Sept. 14, 11:08 a.m.:

The Klickitat County Emergency Management Department has released this update:

Horsethief Butte Fire:

At approximately 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, a fast-moving grass fire was reported in the area of Oak Creek Road in south central Klickitat County. The fire quickly grew spreading east towards the town of Wishram. As of 5 p.m the fire had burned approximately 4,000 acres. At approximately 3:15 p.m. the fire was approved for State Mobilization, making additional resources available.

As of 7 a.m. the South East Washington Management Team has taken command of the fire and is working with resources from Washington State Mobilization, Department of Natural Re...

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