Homes evacuated near Soap Lake due to wildfire

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SOAP LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have some central Washington residents to evacuate their homes because of a wildfire.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman says the blaze started Monday afternoon in the Soap Lake area along State Route 17.

Foreman says wind carried the fire up over a cliff and toward some homes on the east side of State Route 17 North from milepost 81 south to Soap Lake.

He says a level 3 “Go Now” evacuation notice was issued for that area shortly after 8 p.m. Monday.

He said it wasn’t yet known what caused the fire or exactly how many homes were threatened.

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