- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - Fire officials say a new wildfire east of Walla Walla has burned about 350 acres and destroyed one structure.

Renae Crippen of the Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Center says the cause of the Blue Creek Fire that started just before 1 p.m. Monday is unknown.

No injuries have been reported, but more structures may be threatened. She had not been told what kind of structure had burned and was not aware of any evacuations in the path of the fire.

Fire crews are attacking the blaze from the air with multiple air tankers and helicopters.

Crippen says her center in eastern Washington is getting reports of new brush fires daily.


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