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Konnowac Pass Wildfire Burns 3,600 Acres, Now Mostly Under Control

MOXEE, Wash. - Fire crews now have a wildfire that burned more than 3,600 acres south of Moxee on Konnowac Pass mostly under control.

Firefighters from every fire department in the upper Yakima Valley spent the night battling the fire and protecting homes.

Crews are now monitoring "hot spots" to prevent further spread of the fire. No homes were destroyed.

Several area farmer in Parker Heights north of Wapato, used their own tractors to dig trenches to help prevent the fire from spreading.

The fire started around 10:30 Monday night when lightning hit the top of the ridge near Konnowac Pass Road. High winds quickly spread the fire down both the north and south sides of the ridge.

High winds also made the fire difficult for fire crews to control.

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