Wildfire South of Ephrata Now Under Control
Update Wednesday Night:
SR17 is open.
The fire is now under control. Aircraft and ground resources will be on the scene through Thursday mopping up hot spots.
A wildfire south of Ephrata has burned over 400 acres Wednesday.
Around 1 p.m., Grant County Fire District 13 and Grant County Fire District 5 firefighters were called out to a brush fire west of SR17 at Rocky Ford Creek, six miles south of Ephrata.
Grant County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kyle Foreman said the fire is blowing towards the east.
A Level 1 Evacuation notice was given to those living west of Rocky Ford Creek. No homes are at risk at this point.
Firefighting aircraft are currently at the scene.
SR17 was closed at SR 282 and Neppel Road for nearly two hours.