Evacuations ordered as brush fire threatens Washington state town

Reuters: Wind-swept flames from a brush fire in eastern Washington state that erupted over the weekend have leapt across a major U.S. interstate, forcing officials to close the highway and order residents to flee dozens of homes, police said on Monday. The wildfire has blackened at least 400 acres (162 hectares) of parched brush since it broke out Sunday, and firefighters battled overnight to contain the flames, Grant County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said. Despite their efforts, winds carried......

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