Bofer Canyon Fire: Nuts and Bolts
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. —
Firefighters spent several hours battling a brush fire Saturday that prompted evacuations in Kennewick.
Officials report that the Bofer Canyon fire destroyed four to five homes and damaged several others.
Two horses were reportedly killed and one person injured.
Officials reported right before 11 P.M. that the fire burned around 5,000 acres, but they'll have a more accurate number Sunday.
The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the fire moved further south of Finley and is now burning away from the more populated areas.
About 100 firefighters are on scene watching the fire.
It's not contained as of Saturday night, but is back burning so that firefighters can get control.
Officials say no one needs to be evacuate as of Saturday night.
Firefighters say the recent cooler temperatures are helping to keep the fire under control.
No firefighters were injured.
The fire started around 2:45 P.M. south of Kennewick,
The cause is still under investigation.
Authorities approved state mobilization around 3:45 P.M.
Kennewick Police evacuated residents out of the Canyon Lakes neighborhood in South Kennewick.
The fire then spread to Finley threatening more homes and livestock.
This is a developing story.