- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire that broke out Tuesday evening in Douglas County south of Bridgeport, Washington, has been contained after burning across nearly 400 acres - more than half a square mile.

The state Department of Natural Resources said crews were working Wednesday on mop-up.

Department spokeswoman Janet Pearce said earlier the fire was started by lightning. It burned across grass and brush.

About 40 firefighters responded, including a 20-person Forest Service hotshot crew.

Pearce says drying weather has increased the fire danger in Eastern Washington.

Another wildfire Tuesday burned about 300 acres near Ellensburg.

KPQ reports (http://bit.ly/1pFD9YW ) a brush fire Tuesday night threatened homes in East Wenatchee and another lightning-caused fire burned about 25 acres near Waterville.

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