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Lightning Strikes Power Pole in Finley

FINLEY, Wash. -  Lightning struck a power pole off of Finley Road in Finley and started a small grass fire Monday night.

Benton County Fire District One responded to the fire.  Crews worried the wind may change direction, sparking a more serious fire.

Firefighters said the fire could spread down the hill and threaten an elementary school if lightning struck again, or if the wind changed direction throughout the night.

The crew will stay at the scene until the lines are shut down.

Residents living in the area were not allowed to drive past the lines until Benton PUD officials could ensure there was no danger to anyone passing by.