- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Multiple small brush fires flared up in Clark County Tuesday afternoon, but fire officials say they were all out by 5 p.m.

The Columbian newspaper reports (https://is.gd/vKPHsm ) grass and wildfires were reported in Brush Prairie, Vancouver and Camas. Only one structure, which is believed to be a shed, has been destroyed. At least two homes were singed.

The largest Tuesday afternoon wildfire burned in heavy timber and brush along Salmon Creek. At one point flames were described as 40 feet high. But fire crews and a helicopter doused the flames after burning about 10 acres.

Another fire blackened dry grass and destroyed a shed in Central Vancouver, just west of Interstate 205.

Meanwhile, fires burning in the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday afternoon caused closures along Highway 14 and some brief evacuations, but no structures were damaged.

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Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com


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