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Neighbors reaction to Wallula fire

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.—The 3,000 acre grass fire in Wallula Junction that started yesterday is now completely contained.

The fire traveled close to homes, but neighbors say they weren't too worried.  The wind was blowing the fire away from their homes.  And they tell us this happens in their area every few years.

Because fires happen so often, they know what to do when one strikes.  Many of them help firefighters put out the fire by throwing buckets of water.  But when the fire becomes too dangerous, they are of course asked to evacuate.