Fire crews spend hours dousing brush fire in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — A brush fire burned close to homes in Benton County Wednesday afternoon, June 15.  

Crews responded to the fire just off I-82, in the 15000 block of S. Toure Private Road SE, southwest of the Tri-Cities, shortly after 2:15 p.m.  

According to a nearby resident, landscapers had been doing a controlled burn in the area when they lost control of the fire.  

Crews worked for several hours to ensure the fire was doused and hot spots were taken care of.  

Despite a wet spring, vegetation can dry out quickly. Fires can quickly get out of hand, especially when the wind picks up.  

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