Green Ridge Fire east of Walla Walla remains at 39,235 acres; now 35% contained

  • Source: KVEW-TV ABC 42 Kennewick/KAPP-TV ABC 35 Yakima
  • Published: 08/23/2021 12:00 AM

Firefighters were continuing to make progress on containing the Green Ridge Fire and Lick Creek Fires this weekend. Both fires maintained their size Friday night, according to an update released by the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black (RMIMTB) on Saturday. The Green Ridge fire is now at 39,325 acres. Friday night, the fire saw some rain and containment grew to 35%, a 6% increase since Thursday. The fire’s behavior has also decreased. Firefighters were working on expanding containment lines through the weekend. Cooler temperatures and a 50% chance of continued precipitation were helping crews keep the fire in it’s same footprint. Nearby, the Lick Creek Fire is now 97% contained. The fire has remained at 80,421 acres. The final 3% of Lick Creek Fire will be contained once the Green Ridge Fire burns around it’s currently uncontained areas, according to a release on Saturday.


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