Lind Fire fully contained after destroying several homes, seriously injured firefighter recovering | News

Written by Javed Iqbal

LIND, Wash. – After destroying 14 structures Thursday, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) said the Lind Fire is now fully contained.

ACSO said the firefighter who was airlifted to Spokane is now home with his family and is recovering.

Local crews wash up and monitor hot spots.

Last updated: 5 August at 10.30 am

In a statewide briefing, Washington Department of Natural Resource (DNR) officials said the Lind fire is not yet contained but that it is “looking really good.”

The DNR said firefighting progress is moving in the right direction and they are optimistic there will be no more damage to structures.

Last updated: 5 August at 8.30

All evacuations have now been lifted for the Lind fire after 14 structures, including six homes and eight other structures, were lost to a fast-moving wildfire. Officials say the fire is now contained and under control, but crews will work through the night to make sure it doesn’t reignite.

State fire aid was put in place to support local firefighters working to contain it. Ground and air support responded to the fire.

The fire started in the south side of the city and began to approach home. Adams County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and Washington State Patrol (WSP) crews are assisting with evacuation.

The entire town of Lind is being evacuated, 10 homes have already been lost due to fast-moving forest fires

Highway 395 was closed in both directions as well as SR 21, but has since reopened.

The Red Cross helped displaced people at Ritzville Elementary School.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a news story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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