Crews battle fire on I-82 East outside of Prosser

Crews battle fire on I-82 East outside of Prosser

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has listed both Benton and Franklin County at “high risk” for fire danger as crews continue to battle fires across the region.

On Monday morning, Benton County Fire District #2 crews took over an our to contain a fire off of I-82 East just outside of Prosser.

Crews were called to the scene near milepost 91 just before 9:30 a.m.

Officials said the fire burned 15 acres on the side of the highway.

A total of six engines and one dozer were needed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

There were no injuries.