Crews monitor brush fire near Kennewick Irrigation District

Brush fire burns near Kennewick Irrigation District

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police are asking the public to avoid Ely Street and 15th Avenue at the Zintel Canyon area while fire crews extinguish a brush fire.

[Update, 3:30 p.m.] Crews are now monitoring the area for any hot spots after controlling flames that burned near the Kennewick Irrigation District Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters said flames came within 50 feet of nearby homes.

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The Kennewick Fire Department arrived near Ely Street and 15th Avenue near the Kennewick Irrigation District Tuesday afternoon to put out the blaze.

Firefighters been able to partially contain this fire as of 3:15 p.m., and crews remain at the scene to investigate and ensure flames do not reach nearby buildings.

Firefighters with the Kennewick and Pasco fire departments assisted in controlling this fire.

At this time, it is unknown what caused this fire.

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