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Black Rock fire burns 23,000 acres in Grant County

Grant County firefighters on scene at the Black Rock fire, which has burned more than 23,000 acres near Wilson Creek, Washington. (Grant County Fire District 13 / Courtesy)
Grant County firefighters on scene at the Black Rock fire, which has burned more than 23,000 acres near Wilson Creek, Washington. (Grant County Fire District 13 / Courtesy)
From staff reports

A wildfire that started around noon Saturday has burned more than 23,000 acres in Grant County north of Moses Lake.

State firefighters began fighting the Black Rock fire Sunday afternoon, assisting Grant County Fire District 12, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said in a news release. The fire is near the town of Wilson Creek.

The blaze has burned about 23,600 acres and was about 40 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team.

No evacuation orders are currently in place, but the fire is threatening 25 homes, as well as crops, livestock and sage grouse habitat, the release said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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