Washington town told to leave due to wildfire, homes lost

LIND, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials told residents in the town of Lind in eastern Washington to evacuate because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday that all Lind residents needed to evacuate immediately and that about 10 homes had burned. Later Thursday, officials clarified that estimate, saying six homes and eight structures had burned. News outlets reported that the Washington Department of Natural Resources said the fire was expected to pass through town, but the sheriff’s office said late Thursday afternoon the fire was starting to calm down. Additional fires near Spokane and Ellensburg were also prompting evacuations.