State patrol arrests 2 people after car chase ends in brush fire south of Kennewick

  • Source: Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald
  • Published: 10/05/2017 06:36 PM

The Washington State Patrol has arrested two people in connection with an Oregon car chase that ended with a brush fire. Benton County Fire District 1 tweeted that a fire started at about 4:20 p.m. Thursday in the area of Beck Road along Interstate 82. The fire started at one acre, but quickly spread to 80 acres before it was contained. At 5:27 p.m., however, fire officials tweeted a picture of a burned out white SUV and said that the fire was started by a stolen car. “Subjects in custody,” fire officials said without elaborating. Trooper Chris Thorson later tweeted that the state patrol had two people in custody after the case left Interstate 82 near Coffin Road. Thorson confirmed that the car leaving the road was the source of the fire.


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