State and local fire crews team up as Les Blair fire doubles in size
State and local fire officials are working together to put out a fire burning in Benton County.
Fire crews said the fire has burned at least 500 acres and is about 80 percent contained. They hope to have it fully contained by 6 pm Tuesday.
A train is believed to have sparked the brush fire that is threatening agriculture, railroads and power infrastructure eight miles south of Finley.
Currently, there are no evacuation orders in place.
Update on Les Blair Fire: 500 acres, 80% contained, hope to have 100% contained by 6pm tomorrow. Became State Mobe at 4:45 with state resources of 3 aircraft and mixed strike team from Walla Walla. Will have minimal… https://t.co/J0rOG8c0Rv
— BCFD#1 (@BentonFire1PIO) June 5, 2018