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Wildfire nearly contained in Klickitat county

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KENNEWICK, Wa.-- Firefighters are hopeful they can fully contain a wildfire near Mabton by the morning.

The fire started 13 miles south of Mabton from a lightning strike on Thursday night. Nearly fourteen thousand acres have burned so far. Emergency crews had a tough time battling the blaze because the fire went into steep canyons.

Two structures have been lost in the fire. Nearly twenty people have been evacuated.

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