Firefighters say stolen car lit on fire started large brush fire

Firefighters say stolen car lit on fire started large brush fire
Hundreds of acres burned along Coyoto Creek Road forcing residents to evacuate. (Courtesy Steven Mack/Naches Heights Fire District)

A fire burned through more than 400 acres of grasslands in a Terrace Heights neighborhood early Monday morning.

Firefighters say a stolen car that was lit on fire on Coyote Creek Road is to blame for the burning a large area of brush and grass.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the fire started just before 3 a.m., forcing people to evacuate from their homes near Lupine Drive.

Despite the 400 to 500 acres of grassland turned into char, no damage was reported.

Fire crews said they will keep looking for hot spots in the area of the fire through Monday evening.