- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016

GEORGE, Wash. (AP) - Grant County officials are asking everyone to leave the area of a wildfire burning just east of the Columbia River within three miles of the Gorge Amphitheater.

There are few homes in the area of the fire near Old Vantage Highway and Frenchman Coulee, but the region is home to many camping and recreational spots.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman sheriff’s office Kyle Foreman said some campers and hikers were moved out of the area, the Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/1qVXUlW .)

The department said Sunday night that the blaze had burned across 600 acres of mainly sage and grass.

The Times reports that the fire is burning away from the Gorge Ampitheater, but smoke can be seen from the site.

The amphitheater in George, Washington, is hosting its annual Memorial Day weekend event, the Sasquatch! music festival. The Times reports that it canceled some main-stage sets due to high winds.


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