Wildfire Near White Salmon 40% Contained
September 7, 2012, 8:10 pm
The Highway 141 wildfire burning north of White Salmon, Washington in the Gorge is now 40% contained. It's burned 1,200 acres, and hasn't spread much in the past day.
A mandatory evacuation order affecting thirty to forty homes was lifted this afternoon. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes, but they could have to leave at a moment's notice if the fire flares back up.
Crews are anticipating a change in the weather this weekend. Winds are expected to shift from the east to the west.
Over 400 firefighters and personnel are working on the front lines.