Fire crews on the scene of the hearth burning near Lind have confirmed to KHQ that the hearth is 2100 acres in size. All evacuations that were in situ at one point are lifted. We hope to listen to another update from fire officials and can update you with any longer information that we learn. WSDOT says that State Route 21 is now fully open, as are all interchanges with US 395 within the area.
They are still urging drivers to use caution and await emergency vehicles while driving through the world. LIND, Wash. — The Lind fire is burning over 425 acres a few miles outside of Ritzville. SR-21 west of US-395 is right down to one lane and drivers are being escorted by a pilot car. US-395 remains open and therefore the fire isn’t impacting the highway at this point.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says the hearth is now at 2,100 acres. KHQ spoke to residents currently in Ritzville who say the hearth is in check . State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Lind Fire. Multiple witnesses say the hearth seemed to start from a northbound train passing near Lind. Darin Pike says there was a fireplace on one among the train cars that spread to the encompassing bushes.