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Tumbleweeds taking over

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -  Tumbleweeds are taking over after Monday's wind storm.

In fact, Kennewick School District workers spent most of the day burning the tumbleweeds. But what do you do when they take over your property.

Air Quality Specialist for Benton County, Rob Rodger says you can take them to the land fill or you can burn them. But before you do, there are three rules to remember.

"Number one, you have to be fifty feet from flammable structures. Number two you can not smoke out your neighbors and number three you have to be in attendance at all time," said Rodger.

He also wants to remind people that tumbleweeds can only be burned if blown into your property. Also, if it doesn't tumble then it's not a tumbleweed, therefore it can't be burned.

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