UPDATE: Lightning fire at Hanford Site burned 9,000 acres

Smoke rising from Hanford area fire

UPDATE (10:30 p.m. Sunday) — A new estimate from MSA puts the contained fire at 9,000 acres.
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UPDATE (8:15 p.m. Sunday) — The vegetation fire at the Hanford Site has been contained, according to Patrick Conrad with Mission Support Alliance.

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HANFORD SITE, Wash. — A wildfire started by lightning on Saturday night burned approximately 2,000 acres on Sunday.

Mission Support Alliance Communications and External Affairs personnel Patrick Conrad tells KAPP-KVEW the fire is not threatening any structures at this time.

The fire is stretching around 4 square miles. Multiple agencies are working together near Gable Mountain to contain the fire. Agencies from Benton County, Franklin County, Walla Walla County. A dozer and at least 7 engines are currently assisting.

Wildfire on the Hanford site. Reporting from the Yakima barricade.

Posted by KAPP-KVEW Local News on Sunday, May 31, 2020