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Fire Breaks Out in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick fire crews are mopping up a fire that broke out on Huntington street. It happened around 7:40 Tuesday night.

Investigators say it was most likely a controlled burn that was put out, but smoldered for a few days and reignited.

Flames spread quickly because of short, dry grass. Fire fighters say even though they contained the blaze, their work isn't done yet.  

Captain Gary Conn with the Kennewick Fire Department said, "right now we're in mop up. It's going to take us a couple of hours and thousands of gallons of water to put this thing out."

Three units responded to the fire. No homes were threatened but crews say two cars may have been damaged by smoke.