Wildfire controlled near Soap Lake, Wash.



SOAP LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters near Soap Lake in central Washington have controlled a wildfire that burned across about 140 acres of grass, sagebrush and hay.

Grant County sheriff’s spokesman Kyle Foreman says fire crews protected seven or eight homes and about 100 head of goats and other livestock from the passing flames on Friday.

Foreman says the fire did burn two large shop buildings and a small livestock shelter. About 200 bales of hay continued to burn late in the afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

The fire started about 1 p.m. The fire marshal is investigating its cause.