Wildfire threatens Roosevelt, Washington

Fire engulfs a juniper tree near Roosevelt, Washington, on Wednesday.

(CNN)Areas surrounding Roosevelt, Washington, are under an evacuation order due to a brush fire.

Authorities said the fire began on Tuesday and occupies 24,000 acres, threatening 25 homes.
About 300 people left the town of Roosevelt and its vicinity on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Klickitat County Emergency Manager Jeff King. King says the status of the town itself has been upgraded to level 1 (possible evacuation), but a level 3 (leave now) order remains in effect for areas outside.
Fire crews have established fire lines and are patrolling the region. No injuries have been reported.
    According to the 2010 census, Roosevelt had a population of fewer than 160 people. It is on the Columbia River at the Washington-Oregon border, about 150 miles southeast of Seattle.