Columbia Point fire burns on the heels of Yakima River Delta fire

Columbia Point fire

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Richland Fire Department says fire crews will likely be monitoring the Columbia Point fire in Richland throughout the week.

The Columbia Point fire started around 4 p.m. on Thursday, and comes right on the heels of the Yakima River Delta fire that sparked on Wednesday.

These two fires produced massive amounts of smoke that could be seen throughout the Tri-Cities.

The Richland Fire Department told KAPP-KVEW that the Columbia Point fire is continuing to burn, as of early Friday morning.

Officials say the terrain is making it difficult for firefighters to access the fire and contain it.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

It’s unknown how many acres the Columbia Point fire has burned.

The Richland Fire Department says the Columbia Point fire is more than 50 percent under control, as of early Friday.

There are no reports of any injuries to firefighters.

The Richland Fire Department says these two fires are separate.