Hubbard fire closer to containment


DAYTON - The Hubbard fire, located 15 miles east of town, was about 75 percent contained on Saturday afternoon and was not expected to expand further into the upper Tucannon Wilderness.

A lower portion of Tucannon Road will remain closed until later today.

Detours have been established for those traveling to the Tucannon lakes and other recreational areas, fire officials said.

The fire originally started Wednesday afternoon when a combine set off a 50-acre blaze; that fire was mostly put out in two hours.

Less than 24 hours later on Thursday afternoon, 30 mph gusts and low humidity rekindled the fire, which is located north from Patit Road into the Tucannon River drainage near Marengo to the Garfield County line.

Cooler temperatures helped 150 firefighters gain control Friday and Saturday.

Firefighters were called in from as far away as Pierce and King counties to fight in the fire.

The section of fire that is not yet contained is along the eastern border near the Tucannon River.

Fire officials reported that a single barn structure and some farm machinery was destroyed in the fire. No other damages or injuries have been reported.


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