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Multiple fires contained


The Klickitat County Emergency Management Department has issued this statement regarding multiple fires Monday:

At approximately 5:25 p.m. on Monday April 25th, 2016, Klickitat County 911 began receiving multiple calls from travelers reporting grass fires along Highway 97 from mile marker 20 to mile marker 44 north of the Klickitat/Yakima County line. Fire units were immediately dispatched. Klickitat County fire units located and extinguished over 20 spot fires before joining forces with Yakima County fire crews.

At approximately 5:45 p.m. reports of additional grass fires on Highway 97 at Maryhill were reported. Units arriving on scene reported fire between highway 97 and the railroad tr...

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