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Firefighters contain over half of Glade 3 Fire in Yakima County

According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire began at 3:19 P.M. Sunday. So far it has burned 10,000 acres and continues to grow. Photo courtesy: West Benton Fire Rescue.

Firefighters anticipate the Glade 3 wildfire smoking near Mabton will be extinguished Tuesday afternoon.

[Update: August 1, 8:30 a.m.]

Glade Road within the fire perimeter is closed after fire officials said the fire rapidly spread to roughly 10,669 acres about two miles southwest of Mabton.

One outbuilding burned down Sunday, according to reports. Firefighters said the type of building is unknown.

191 firefighters are working to contain the fire and keep the flames from spreading. Reports indicated the fire was 75 percent contained Tuesday morning after it was only 20 percent contained early Monday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters say high temperatures and high fuel caused flames to spread quickly Sunday, but fire is no longer actively spreading.

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According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire began at 3:19 p.m. Sunday, July 30. So far it has burned 5,000 acres and continues to grow.

Officials say homes are threatened, but no evacuation notices are in effect as of Sunday night.

State fire assistance has been mobilized to help fight the fire.

Crews from both Yakima County and Benton County responded.

Mobilization specialists from the Fire Protection Bureau have ordered five strike teams and four hand crews. The fire will be managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team.

We’ll continue to update as we learn more.

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