The Washington Flats Fire in eastern Douglas County, which kindled in dry grass and quickly grew to 385 acres in size Wednesday, was declared contained Thursday morning.
Sheriff Kevin Morris said the fire was contained and crews moved into mop-up operations by 8 a.m. Thursday. The fire broke out at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday above the Columbia River, north of Coulee Dam. While large, it never posed a threat to structures, and no evacuation orders were issued.
Jonathan Nash, lead operations dispatcher with the Central Washington Interagency Coordination Center, said the fire was supervised by the federal Bureau of Land Management and had threatened wildlife land on the flats above the river.