11/23/2014

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Wind-driven fire near Mabton contained

Wind-driven fire near Mabton contained
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YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- A controlled burn in Yakima County burned out of control Tuesday night on property owned by Washington Fish and Game.

The fire started at about 6 p.m. in the area of Florence Road near the Yakima River and jumped the river to the north onto Fish and Game property. Fire investigators say the fire was wind-driven and firefighting efforts were hampered by rough terrain and marsh areas of the game preserve. Several homes were threatened at one point during the fire.

The flames were finally contained overnight at roughly 200 acres. The area will be monitored Wednesday to make sure it doesn't flare back up.
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