Two wildfires burn 2,000 acres near Mansfield

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 16 at 8:37 AM

Two closely burning wildfires near the central Washington town of Mansfield have burned more than 2,000 acres.

Firefighters are calling it the Douglas County Complex Fire, consisting of the Road A Fire three miles southwest of Mansfield, and the McNeil Canyon Fire 15 miles northwest of Mansfield.

The Road A Fire has burned about 2,000 acres of brush, wheat and grass. The McNeil Canyon Fire has burned about 75 acres of brush.

Both fires threaten some homes. The Road A Fire forced six people to evacuate from three homes. About 25 homes are close by the McNeil Canyon Fire, but there are no evacuations in place.

The two fires started about an hour apart on Sunday afternoon. The cause of neither fire is known.

State resources have been called to help fight the fires. The incident command post is located at Mansfield High School.


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