Several wildfires burning across eastern Washington, scorching thousands of acres

Multiple wildfires burn across eastern Washington, scorching about 45,000 acres.
Firefighters said they made some progress getting the Vantage Highway Fire under control but said there are still many unburned areas that could further fuel the fire.
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The Vantage Highway Fire flared up Monday, burning at least 30,000 acres. By Friday night it was only 35% contained. The fire spreads to the west.
A cabin and three outbuildings were lost to this fire and all evacuation orders were lifted.
Crews are still on the ground building and securing containment lines.
The Williams Lake Fire south of Cheney was downgraded at 8 p.m. on a Level 2 evacuation notice or "be ready to go" as the fire threatened 40 homes near Williams Lake.
This fire with visible smoke from Spokane was first reported around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and is now up to 3,200 acres.
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Firefighters said the fire was 0% contained, according to the Spokane County Fire Department 3.
Red Cross volunteers opened an emergency shelter at Cheney High School in response to the Williams Lake fire.
The Cow Canyon fire, northwest of Selah, currently covers 5,600 acres and is 10% contained.
Level 3 evacuations are also in effect for homes near Audubon and Maloy streets.
Level 2 evacuations, or "Be ready to leave," have been issued to about 50 homes or buildings.
After 14 buildings were destroyed Thursday, the Lind fire was 100% contained as of Friday, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.
No major injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.
Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has been lucky so far, pointing to Labor Day 2020 as a reminder. That's when an explosion of wind-powered fires suddenly erupted in Washington, burning down more than 330,000 acres in a single day.

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