HUSUM, Wash. - The people who had been evacuated in the path of the wildfire near White Salmon, Wash. were all cleared to return home Monday, as firefighters continue to take control of the blaze.
At the peak of the fire, nearly 100 homes had been evacuated. As of Monday, the fire was 75% contained, firefighters said, and no structures had been destroyed.
Crews continue to douse hotspots and mop-up operations have begun, according to incident information Officer Chuck Turley. He said one firefighter suffered a sprained ankle.
Winds had slowed down Monday, which will also help the firefighting effort, along with low relative humidity.
Over the weekend, the wildfire's size was estimated to be 1,614 acres. Investigators have not yet said what they believe sparked it.
Turley said most of the heavy timber that burned was on industrial land owned by Longview Timber and SDS Lumber in Bingen, WA.
The fire had been a challenge to fight, in steep terrain and a lot of dry fuel.
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KGW Reporters Pat Dooris, Katherine Cook and Mark Hanrahan contributed to this report
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