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Extra firefighters needed for Cowiche fire

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When the fire first started and Yakima firefighters saw acres of brush burning in Cowiche, they brought out about five crews to contain it.

 After high winds, rough terrain, limited water supply and many houses were seen to be in the fire's path, crews say they called more teams which used every single Yakima fire engine after another fire in a different area popped up.

Firefighters say as it got out of hand Tri-City along with Benton and Franklin County crews were asked to provide a task force or a strike team, which means sending people and equipment out to help.