Fire burns nearly 600 acres outside Tri-Cities, officials say

Large wildfire in the area of Bofer Canyon and Bateman Road

UPDATE: On Monday, fire officials told KAPP-KVEW the fire was contained after burning nearly 600 acres.

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — A large wildfire is burning south of the Tri-Cities Sunday in the area of Bofer Canyon and Bateman Road, sending large amounts of smoke into the air.

Fire crews from around the Tri-Cities are working to contain the fire. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says it is unclear how the fire started.

There has been no word given yet on how well the fire is contained or how many acres have burned.

This is a developing story.