Firefighters keep wildfire out of evacuated Washington town

Lind Wildfire

LIND, Wash. (AP) — A small town in Washington state was evacuated due to a fast-moving fire that burned a half-dozen homes as crews in California made progress against the state’s deadliest and largest wildfire of the year.

In Washington the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that residents of Lind needed to flee due to the encroaching flames.

Later Thursday, Sheriff Dale Wagner said six homes had burned as well as eight other structures.

With the help of state and local resources, Wagner said the fire was starting to calm down and evacuations were lifted.

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