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Firefighters respond to Burbank fire that threatened homes

According to Walla Walla County Fire District 5, the fire began around 4 P.M. just off of Ice Harbor Drive near Hood Park.

Fire crews responded to a natural cover fire that threatened homes in Burbank Saturday evening.

According to Walla Walla County Fire District 5, the fire began around 4 P.M. just off of Ice Harbor Drive near Hood Park.

The fire burned around 30 to 40 acres and caused heavy smoke.

Officials say about a dozen agencies responded to the scene.

The fire forced the closure of State Route 124 for a few hours.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but fire district officials do suspect that a hay bale or sawdust bale spontaneously combusted.

Crews spent about six hours on scene.

No one was hurt.

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