(Grand Coulee, WA) A new fire erputed late Tuesday night above Coulee Dam and Elmer City. The estimated size of the fire is roughly a 1,000 acres of grassland and sage brush and is burning near Nespelem and down through Swawilla Basin. Fire crews estimated that a 0% containment as of Wednesday afternoon. Some homeowners have been evacuated as a precaution.
Authorities have closed State Route 155 at mile maker 30-34.