Lind Fire fully contained after destroying several houses, seriously injured firefighter recovering | New

LIND, Wash. — After destroying 14 structures on 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 recovering.

Local teams clean up and monitor hot spots.

Last update: August 5 at 10:30 a.m.

At a statewide briefing, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials said the Lind fire was not yet under control but “looked really good”.

MNR said progress on firefighting is going in the right direction and it is optimistic there will be no further damage to structures.

Last update: August 5 at 8:30 a.m.

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 ensure it doesn’t reignite.

State fire assistance has been put in place to support local firefighters working to contain it. Ground and air support responded to the fire.

The fire broke out on the south side of town and began to approach homes. Crews from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and Washington State Patrol (WSP) are assisting with evacuations.

Highway 395 was closed in both directions along with SR 21 but has since reopened.

The Red Cross was helping displaced people at Ritzville Elementary School.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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

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