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Haystack Fire Breaks Out in Pasco

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PASCO, Wash--  A haystack fire is still burning in Pasco and firefighters think lightning may have started it.  

The blaze broke out around 8 p.m. Thursday night on East Foster Wells Road.  These types of fires typically burn for days.

But crews weren't just fighting the fire.  They also had to battle the heavy winds; it risked spreading to a natural cover fire, and that was the big concern for firefighters.

"The haystack was fully involved when we got here, so we didn't engage on the haystack at all," explains Les Litzenberger, Chief of Franklin County Fire District 3.  "The only issue we had was the natural cover that started from the haystack and contained it quickly with 3 attack trucks."

Crews will remain on the scene overnight to make sure the flames don't continue to spread.