WHITE SALMON, Wash. – Firefighters said they expect to fully contain a wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge by the end of the day Tuesday.
The 1,600-acre fire burned state and private land along Highway 141 between White Salmon and Husum, Washington.
Fire officials said the fire was 85 percent contained Tuesday morning and they expect to have it fully contained by the end of the day.
More than 600 firefighters were assigned to the fire Monday.
Residents of 45 homes were ordered to leave the area last week, but they returned Friday when firefighters lifted the evacuation order. There are around 450 homes in the area.
The fire started Wednesday along Highway 141. The cause is under investigation.