Walla Walla, Franklin Co. firefighters battling wildfire south of Wallula

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WALLULA, Wash. – Firefighters are working to extinguish a wildfire burning south of Wallula.

According to officials, the fire has scorched about 4.5 acres as of early this morning.

Franklin County Fire District #3 said firefighters were first alerted to the fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

They say the fire is difficult to access and is burning in heavy brush and trees between railroad tracks and the river.

They expect crews will be working on the fire all night.

As of early this morning, some spots were still smoldering and patches of brush and trees have been scorched.

KAPP-KVEW will have live coverage this morning on Good Morning Northwest.

We will continue to update this article as we receive more information.