Firefighters Investigating Brush Fire in North Richland
RICHLAND, Wash. - Firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a brush fire in North Richland on Monday.
Richland Fire Battalion Chief Ted Ricci tells NBC Right Now the fire started around 12:30 p.m. near Hanford High School. The fire took about an hour to contain.
About 10 to 15 acres were scorched during the fire, but no homes were damaged and no injuries were reported.
As of now, firefighters are not sure what started the blaze.
"There is no idea what the cause is. We do have fire investigators on the scene, and they'll be taking a look around. They're trained in trying to pinpoint fire investigation in the wildland setting," said Chief Ricci.
Five wildland engines and about 15 firefighters were on the scene.
The southbound lane of George Washington Way near Hanford High School in Richland was closed while crews put out the fire.