UPDATE: Vantage Highway Fire 75 Percent Contained
Update: August 7, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
The Vantage fire is now 75 percent contained, and there's an expectation it'll be fully contained by midnight on Monday.
Information posted on the fire shows activity is minimal with very isolated islands, and the potential for escape is minimal. The outlook is for little fire activity with areas of smoldering.
Planned action includes the mop up of all areas and patrolling for spots that may threaten the line.
The fire now covers 32,284 acres. The cause is still not known. It was first reported Monday August 1 at about 12 noon.
Firefighters have largely been successful in protecting windfarms and homes in the area as well as sensitive cultural and natural resources such as the Thompson's clover and Chelan Rockmat.
There are 117 personnel still working the Vantage Highway Fire.
Update: August 7, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
The fire is now 60% contained.
Original: August 6, 2022 at 2:04 p.m.
The Vantage Highway Fire is currently at 30,021 acres with an estimated 45% containment.
As of August 5, both the Cow Canyon fire and the Vantage Highway Fire are under the management of a Type 2 incident management team.
Northwest Incident Management Team 12 Public Information Officer Heather Appelhof said they are making good progress on the fire, with crews working on the eastern flank of the fire.
Although fire conditions are still high, she said the fire has a secure perimeter along the Columbia River, along with the south flank of the fire.
Grant County residents should expect to see smoke coming from this fire.
Team 12 will be hosting a virtual community meeting on August 6 at 5 p.m. on the Central Washington Fire Information Facebook page to discuss more.