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Wildfire forces evacuations in Grant County

17 Août 2017

State troopers and the Grant County Sheriff's Office both repoted the incident, dubbed the Monument Hill Fire, to be in the area of Adams Road north of Road 13 Road J.8 northwest. State resources have been mobilized to assist. There are level three evacuations in place, this means you need to leave immediately.

As many as 80 homes were evacuated last night in the Monument Hill area near Quincy and Ephrata due to a fast-moving brush fire. He also said the American Red Cross is opening a shelter for those displaced by the fire, it is at Quincy High School.

Kyle Foreman with the Grant County Sheriff's Office says windy conditions are driving the fire Wednesday night and firefighters are focusing their efforts on protecting homes in the area.

The fire burned in grass and sage in winds of seven to 20 miles per hour, authorities said.

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The fire started on August 16, 2017, at approximately 7:06 pm and the cause is under investigation.

The Monument Hill Fire is burning just east of Monument Hill northeast of Quincy.

The fire is burning in sage, grass, and crops.

Towering flames in Grant County.

Wildfire forces evacuations in Grant County