Fire crews contain large human-caused fire
Last updated 4/24/2020 at 12:54pm
OTHELLO - A fire that grew to an estimated 150 to 200 acres after being started on private property was initially contained around 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23.
Adams County Fire District 5 Chief Gary Lebacken said the call for the fire came in at 1:19 p.m., and about a dozen District 5 volunteers and paid staff turned out.
"We had some mutual aid from Grant County Districts 10 and 11, the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife," Lebacken said. The Department of Natural Resources provided one helicopter.
Lebacken said the fire was human-caused...