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Fire danger is now high

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KENNEWICK, Wash.—The fire danger level went from moderate to high this week, which means all outdoor burning is now illegal.

Firefighters say the fuels have cured, meaning they can ignite very quickly.

Most wildland fires are human caused.  In fact, recently there was a brush fire on Badger Canyon after two men were target practicing on the hillside.  One of the bullets sparked the 50acre fire.

Firefighters say if you're out practice shooting or on your motorbike near brush to be careful not to cause those sparks.  If you do cause a wildland fire you are responsible for the cost of damage.

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