Grass fire covers 1,200 acres in Yakima Valley

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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.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com