All evacuations downgraded to level 1 in Monument Hill fire near Quincy

Wildfire forces evacuations in Grant County

Wildfire forces evacuations in Grant County

Homeowners have been ordered to evacuate immediately.

State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Monument Hill Fire located near Ephrata and Quincy in Grant County. State mobilization has been approved for the fire. North areas of Road 13-NW and Road J.8 NW. Level 3 evacuations mean leave immediately. The fire is threatening homes and crops in the area. He also said the American Red Cross is opening a shelter for those displaced by the fire, it is at Quincy High School.

The fire is northeast of Quincy and is reportedly being driven in that direction.

The fire started on August 16, 2017, at approximately 7:06 pm and the cause is under investigation.

No injuries were reported but one home was destroyed, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office. Grant County says multiple agencies are on scene fighting the large wildfire Wednesday night, but they do not know exactly how big the fire is.

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