EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — More than 50 firefighters are battling a 120-acre wildfire near Ephrata in central Washington.
Kyle Foreman of Grant County Emergency Management says two homes that had been threatened by the blaze earlier Tuesday are now protected by firefighters.
The fire is burning 1½ miles northwest of downtown Ephrata in an area of grass and sagebrush. No evacuations have been ordered, and the town is not threatened.
Foreman says two state Department of Natural Resources helicopters are dropping water on the fire. Bulldozers are creating a fire line to protect neighboring crops.
There have been no injuries.