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Fire Burning on Jump Off Joe in Benton County

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- Local firefighters have their hands full with another fire Monday on Jump Off Joe.

Benton County Emergency Services spokesman says the fire on Jump off Joe is about 75%-80% contained. No word yet on the size of the fire.

Firefighters are putting a dozer line around the blaze right now.

The entire north face of the hill is scorched. 23 firetrucks are at the scene and about 40-50 firefighters are fighting the blaze.

It's believed that a lightning strike started this fire.

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