LYLE, Wash. -- Crews are working to contain a human-caused wildfire near Lyle, Wash., north of The Dalles, that burned a home Monday night.
Two helicopter crews and 70 firefighters had the 100-acre fire nearly contained Tuesday night.
The Red Cross was helping the family displaced when the wildfire burned their home. It was the second time a fire had burned the same house in five years.
"I had a house fire and I can't even imagine two of them," said Rose VanLaar, a longtime resident of Lyle.
The fire also temporarily forced the closure of a section of the Centerville Highway.
No injuries were reported. Crews feared that lightning from storms could ignite additional fires.
“There is a Red Flag Warning for abundant lightning,” said Stan Hinatsu, with the U.S. Forest Service. “Obviously the fuels are at that stage where they are getting critical in terms of drying out."
Firefighters also said the cool, wet June alleviated some fire risks, but July’s heat has clearly begun to raise danger levels.
Also in Washington, the B&O Fire, which was being pushed by gusty winds in the north-central area of the state, had burned about 2,000 acres, between Okanogan and Malott, south of Omak.
The fire forced the closure of some roads, including a 2-mile stretch of Highway 20 and B&O Road to the Methow Valley. Two helicopters were dropping water on the fire, along with a single-engine air tanker. The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the Washington state Department of Natural Resources.