On July 6, Klickitat County residents watched from the State Route 14 rest area near Lyle as flames jumped along I-84 near the Memaloose rest area. The cause of that fire is unknown. Meanwhile, Forest Service firefighters responded to a small hotspot from the Eagle Creek Fire near Herman Creek. Two engines and a ground crew from the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area suppressed the flare-up. See reports below.
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State fire assistance was mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Mile Marker 119 Fire, located in Klickitat County, west of the Town of Roosevelt.
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