- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a wildfire has forced some rural residents near Quincy, Washington, to flee their homes.

Grant County officials tell Spokane’s Spokesman-Review (https://bit.ly/1R3TuoV ) that at least five structures burned late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

The newspaper says the fire is burning in sagebrush about two miles east of Quincy.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says a shelter has been opened for evacuees.

There was no immediate word on the size of the blaze, the number of evacuated homes, or what types of structures burned.

The area includes farm fields and brush, with several dozen homes scattered throughout.

The blaze near Quincy erupted just two days after a wildfire in the Wenatchee area destroyed homes and prompted evacuations.

By Tuesday evening, fire officials reported the fire was 47 percent contained. It destroyed 24 homes in the Broadview neighborhood.

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