The Benton County firefighters are asking for neighbors to stay inside.They are currently monitoring for fires caused by lightning.
Fire crews are also working to contain a fire at the Waste Management building in Kennewick. About 100 firefighters were called to the scene and are expected to work throughout the night. The cause of the fire is unknown. No injuries have been reported.
Firefighters have controlled two other fires, one near Energy Northwest and one on Highway 240.
The National Weather Service reports the storms may intensify through the night.