Gray Fire Grows to 500 Acres, Forces Evacuations in Washington State

Gray Fire Grows to 500 Acres, Forces Evacuations in Washington State

The fire, known as the Gray Fire, has burned through 500 acres near Medical Lake, Washington, and has forced the evacuation of residents living in the area. Two medical facilities, Eastern State Hospital and Lakeland Village Residential Habilitation Center, are currently sheltering in place as a result of the fire.

The fire is believed to have been started by a downed power line, and is currently being fought by over 100 firefighters. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Gray Fire is the latest in a series of wildfires that have been burning in Washington state this summer. The state has been experiencing a heat wave, and dry conditions have made the state more susceptible to wildfires.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has issued a red flag warning for the area, which means that there is a high risk of fire danger. Residents are urged to be careful with any activities that could spark a fire, and to stay informed about the latest fire conditions.

Here are some tips for staying safe during a wildfire:

* Evacuate if you are told to do so.
* Stay away from the fire area.
* Close all windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering your home.
* Turn off all fans and air conditioners.
* Bring pets inside and keep them confined.
* If you must drive, use caution and be aware of the smoke.
* Follow the instructions of local officials.

I hope that the Gray Fire is brought under control soon, and that no one is injured.

Author: Arya

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