Fire in Benton City destroys 5 buildings

  • Source: Apple Valley News Now
  • Published: 04/18/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Fire officials said a fire in Benton City spread to be around 20 acres of property and destroyed at least 5 buildings. While the cause is still under investigation, officials said it may have started due to a spark from a piece of machinery in a nearby field. The fire was able to spread quickly to several trees and a nearby abandoned home. Fire crews responded to the call for help just after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The fire was in the area of north Harrison Loop and north River Road. Smoke filled the air, and plumes of smoke could be seen from Pasco. Fire officials mentioned that the wind played a big factor in putting the fire out. The wind allowed the fire to spread from the grass to nearby trees and then an abandoned property where it destroyed at least five structures including a house, two sheds and a gazebo.


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