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Haystack Fire Burning Near Three River Potato Facility in Franklin Co.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- Firefighters are battling a haystack fire near Three Rivers Potato Facility in Franklin County, north of Pasco.

Firefighters say their goal is protect the potato facility on Selph Landing Road while the haystack burns itself out over the next 2-4 days. Crews say they'll form a monitoring plan with the Three Rivers Potato Facility to keep an eye on the fire.

About 150 tons of hay is burning.

Firefighters believe the cause of the fire could be lightning or spontaneous combustion.

No injures have been reported so far and firefighters say the fire hasn't damaged the potato facility.


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