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Wind Causes Issues For Firefighters Battling Brush Fire Near Toppenish

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TOPPENISH, WA.- The wind on Tuesday hit speeds up to 50 miles per hour in some areas and that was bad news for firefighters battling a brush fire out near Toppenish.  

Firefighters were called out to Coe Road off Lateral A Road near Toppenish around noon after a brush fire started near several homes and orchards.  


When we got to the fire, the road was blocked off, and the wind and smoke was causing little to no visibility .


Fire District Five, Yakima Reservation Land Management and the Yakima County Sheriff's Office were all on the scene.  


Deputies told us that roughly 30 to 40 acres burned before firefighters contained the fire and they said one home's roof was burned, but they were able to stop the fire before it caused too much damage.  


Firefighters were still on the scene when we left around 2:30 they said they'll stay there until the wind dies down, they were worried about the fire reigniting.


Right now we don't know what caused this fire, however this story will be updated.