PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The wildfire burning near Larch Mountain in Clark County has more than doubled in size as of Monday morning.
The blaze has now consumed 150 acres.
The fire started Sunday afternoon and was estimated to burn about 70 acres, mainly brush and grass, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Fire crews will use ground and air resources to battle the blaze throughout Monday. Once an aerial survey is completed, wildfire officials say they will release an update on acreage.
As firefighters work to control the wildfire, fire officials urge people to stay clear of the area.
No evacuation orders are in place, but Clark County resident Don Belden isn’t taking any chances.
“You never know right? You gotta be self-sufficient, particularly out here,” he said. “Summer hasn’t really ended so it’s a quite a drought situation that’s not helping us.”
“It’s definitely spread out. It’s gotten a lot bigger. (It’s) time for some concern,” added resident Bill Innes.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story stated that fire officials did not believe the fire would grow beyond 150 acres. KOIN has since removed this statement.