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High winds fuel fire in White Swan

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WHITE SWAN, Wash.-- A wildfire in White Swan Monday, fueled by high winds had many residents remembering last years destructive fire.

The blaze started around noon just west of the city in the area of W. White Swan and Wesley Roads.

40 to 50 firefighters from Yakima County District 5, East Valley Fire, and Yakama Nation Fire Management battled the blaze.

It did destroy one home, but crews say no one was injured.

Luckily, they were able to get it under control before it grew.

"There's a lot of different fingers that were burning, it wasn't just like one big head of fire like last year. It would just kind of start one direction and then it would find some more fuel and head another direction," said Capt. J.J. Ihnen with Yakima County District 5 Fire.

The blaze charred about 120 acres. Crews struggled with it at first because of high winds, but they were able to get it under control at around 3 o'clock Monday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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