NPS CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSE| Flickr Creative Commons

NPS CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSE| Flickr Creative Commons

Due to high temperatures and strong winds, an out-of-control wildfire burned about 4,000 acres in Wenatchee, Washington Sunday afternoon, according to The Weather Channel.

The fire began in dry brush and the source of the spark is unknown, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Hundreds of residents fled from the north side of town where the fire originated, and there were no reported resident injuries, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Three firefighters were injured, according to ABC News.

Four businesses and 24 homes were destroyed, according to King5 News.

Rain fell on Monday, but winds of 15 or 20 mph were expected to pick up again Monday evening, which could refuel the flames, according to ABC News.

All railroads were closed for regular transportation, including freight lines and Amtrak, according to U.S. News & World Report. The railroad was used to transport water to fire trucks and to spray it directly on the flames.

“FEMA authorized the use of federal funds to help with costs associated with firefighting efforts in Chelan County,” according to King5 News.

The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Eastmont High School in which about 200 people are staying, according to King5 News.

Some road closures took effect at 6 a.m. on Monday.