Highway 141 Fire near White Salmon is 85 percent contained
Local firefighters continue to battle wildfires around Washington State
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Highway 141 Fire Complex between Husum and White Salmon has burned nearly 1,700 acres as of this morning, and recent cooler temperatures and lighter winds are expected to help emergency crews get a handle on the blaze that began burning last Wednesday.
Emergency crews now have the fire 85 percent contained, with 100 percent containment expected by the end of today. No structures were reported damaged or lost — although hundreds of homes were threatened in subdivisions near White Salmon. Approximately 120 people had to be evacuated, but those orders were lifted Monday morning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Only one injury has been reported; a firefighter sustained a broken ankle Monday.