Grass fire covers 1,200 acres in Yakima Valley



YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A wind-blown grass fire covered 1,200 acres near Union Gap and required firefighters from several Yakima Valley agencies to bring it under control.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports a 30 mph winds pushed the fire across a hillside Wednesday and the smoke was visible from Yakima.

Firefighters used a bulldozer to cut fire lines and called in more crews to keep the flames from spreading.

Another grass fire near Selah was contained to about an acre.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic,