Breaking: Lightning-caused brush fire burning near Nisqually John Landing

Via the LMT

A fire has burned about 600 to 700 acres just down stream from Nisqually John Landing on the south side of the Snake River in Garfield County.

Flames are anywhere from 2 to 8 feet tall in the brush land blaze that is sending smoke into the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.

At least two helicopters are dumping a mix of foam and water onto the fire, which is west of Clarkston, said Asotin County Fire District No. 1 Lt. Paul Wik.

A fire line is being dug on the east end of the blaze, Wik said. The fire is believed to have started at about 1:30 a.m. today and been caused by lightning.

The state of Washington, Asotin County Fire District No. 1 and Whitman County Fire District No. 14 are involved in the effort.