300 acre brush fire scorches East Selah

Photo: Greg Fellman, from Terrace Heights

EAST SELAH, Wash. - Firefighters are monitoring a brush fire that burned roughly 300 acres near the Training Center in Selah.

Deputy from the Fire Training Center Michael Daniels said this fire started around 1:30 p.m., Tuesday in the area of Lucas Road. They said this incident is not related to a truck fire near the Selah Creek Rest Area on I-82 westbound.

"We determined the fire was spreading due to a little bit of wind today pretty significantly to the east. We went ahead and reacted we had to call in some additional resources."

A plume of smoke in this fire could be seen from the Terrace Heights area. Photos from nearby areas are attached to this story.

Multiple fire departments and a helicopter from the training center responded to help gain control of this fire.

Action News learned this fire threatened seven homes in the area.

Firefighters are attempted to protect homes from catching fire. They said it is a 4th alarm fire, meaning firefighters from each district in the upper valley and some from the lower valley are responding.

The fire was put out after about three hours but firefighters will monitor smoke in the area for the rest of the day to ensure flames do not spark up again.

The cause of this fire is unknown.

This is a developing story. Information will be updated as available.

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