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Thursday night storms spark grass fire

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FINLEY, WA - Thursday night's thunderstorms made for great pictures but are also being blamed for starting a grass fire near Finley. 

Benton County firefighters responded around 9:00 Thursday night near lower Blaire Road. By the time firefighters got on scene the flames had spread to more than 50 acres.

Firefighters had a hard time battling the flames because of where it was located, and while the city areas got a lot of rain, nothing fell near the fire. 

The fire chief tells us it took them about 30 minutes to get the fire out.