Two fires spark on I-82 near Kennewick, possibly started by vehicle

  • Source: YakTriNews
  • Published: 06/10/2019 04:42 PM

Firefighters worked to put out two grass fires in Kennewick Monday afternoon, both within a few miles from each other. Around 1:20 p.m., Benton County Fire District #1 went out and found one fire near the I-82 entrance from Kennewick. The other was near Locust Grove Road. Firefighters were quickly able to put it out. According to District #1 Chief Lonnie Click, the fire burned three to five acres. Click believes it was started by a car. However, he said he'll be looking for any signs of a tire or other materials that could have caused it. One lane was shut down while firefighters were checking for hot spots.


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