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Fire Crews Get Selah Brush Fire Under Control

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Selah, Wash.-- The brush fire that started last night in Selah is now under control

The fire started around 10:00 last night, and fire fighters from all over the valley went to battle the blaze.

Fire officials say the fire burned about 300-acres and spread over a mile and a half near Lookout Point Drive and Interstate 12.

Neighbors in the area said they had no idea there was a fire because the wind was blowing smoke and flames away from the houses, but are not surprised this hasn't happened sooner.

"Considering the terrain across the street from this set of homes, it wasn't surprising.  I'm actually surprised it hasn't happened before," one resident in the area said.

Fire crews said kids who were playing with a luminary bag started the fire.

Fire fighters were unable to get to the fire at first because of the steep terrain in the area.

More than 75 fire fighters battled the flames through the night.

No injuries were reported and there have been no reports of property damage in the area.

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