Badger Road fire contained

BENTON COUNTY -- Firefighters took about 4 hours to contain a natural cover fire that broke out along Badger Road in Benton County Sunday afternoon.
The fire scorched several hundred acres and was on the back side of Badger Mountain between Dallas Road and Webber Canyon Road. Badger Road was closed for several hours. Only residents were allowed in.
The smoke could be seen from all over the Tri-Cities.
Captain Devin Helland of Benton County Fire District 1 says no homes were threatened and no there were no injuries.
His crews were able to get bulldozers in quickly to put down lines to protect a threatened orchard.
There were reports that riders on ATV's may have sparked the fire, but Captain Helland says he won't know anything concrete until he gets in there and starts his investigation.