Grass fire burns 500 acres in Klickitat County - KPTV - FOX 12

Grass fire burns 500 acres in Klickitat County

Posted: Updated: June 17, 2013 08:49 AM
Klickitat County, WA (KPTV) -

A grass fire in Klickitat County destroyed one building and scorched about 500 acres Sunday.

The Klickitat Emergency Management Director said lightning started the fire west of Wishram, WA just south of SR 14 in high desert grassland.

Firefighters from eight agencies helped battle the blaze as they dealt with a strong east wind.

Crews were able to get it out just after midnight Monday.

The Management Director said it destroyed an outbuilding but firefighters were able to save a second structure the fire was threatening.

Firefighters planned to return to the site of the fire to mop up Monday.

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