Wildfires growing near Clarkston
Last updated 7/7/2021 at 12:55pm
CLARKSTON — Two area fire chiefs have asked for state assistance battling blazes today, Wednesday, July 7.
Asotin County Fire District No. 1 Chief Noel Hardin has asked for help containing the Asotin Complex Fire. And Whitman County Fire District No. 14 Chief Jay Reisenauer has requested assistance with the Wilma Fire.
The two chiefs asked for state mobilization within an hour of each other this morning.
The Wilma Fire is burning in dry grass and brush in Whitman County, officials said. The blaze was reported at 6 a.m. today and was estimated at 70 acres and growing shortly before noon.
It is threatening rangeland, cropland and Bonneville Power Administration transmission lines, officials said.
The Asotin Complex Fire ignited about 6:35 a.m. and has grown to 300 acres in dry vegetation, threatening homes and rangeland, officials said.