A fire which was sparked by lightning is currently burning out of control near Palouse Falls and the Washtucna area. Homes,Farms and a Fish Hatchery are being threatened at this time.

State fire assistance has been called in to help local firefighters battling to contain the Palouse Falls fire burning in Franklin County near Washtucna.

Avoid Highway 26 in this area because of the fire burning in and around the area!

There are no evacuations in place at this time either according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol.