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Brush Fire South of Finley Burns Thousands of Acres

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters continue to monitor a brush fire that burned thousand of acres just south of Finley Friday night.

Firefighters say the fire started a little before 10:00 p.m. near Meals and Ayers Road and burned more than 7,000 acres.

Nearly 60 firefighters from multiple agencies help put out the blaze. Firefighters say the area is prone to fires and that the rough terrain makes it difficult to put them out.

"We can hold the sides of this thing...we used Meals Road on this incident overnight like we've used Meals Road many times in the past to hold [fires]," said Captain Jeff Ripley with Benton County Fire District 1. "The big problem is the vertical bluffs that you can't put crews on and you certainly can't put apparatuses or dozers on," he continued.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters say no one was hurt and nearby homes were not in danger.