Wildfire burns about 75 acres near Mattawa
Staff Writer | October 13, 2021 1:00 AM
MATTAWA — An afternoon wildfire burned about 75 acres two miles north of Mattawa Sunday.
Grant County Fire District 8 Chief Joe Noonchester said the fire was about five miles north of Mattawa on Saddle Mountain Drive and was reported about 1:30 p.m.
The fire was burning in steep terrain, he said, at a time when the winds were gusting to about 10 to 15 mph.
“It was moving pretty fast,” Noonchester said.
About 20 to 25 firefighters from a number of agencies responded, he said. The firefighters requested and got air support. No injuries were reported.
Grant County Fire District 8 crews were on scene until about 5 p.m. Monday, said district business manager Barbara Davis.
Noonchester said the cause is still under investigation.