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Strong winds fuel fire in Tieton

TIETON, Wash -- Strong winds fuel a brush fire, which quickly burns 150 acres.

About 9p.m. Friday night, the Tieton Fire Department was dispatched to the area near Dilley and North Tieton Roads. When they arrived they found 10 to 15 acres of heavy brush burning.

"The wind was, I would say, was 35 plus miles an hour," said Chief Gary Weaver, of the Tieton Fire Department.

Large chucks of fiery debris could be seen flying through the air -- threatening several buildings, including a dozen homes. An old fruit packing warehouse was destroyed, but all of the area homes were untouched.

At least 250 newly planted apple trees were destroyed. No one was seriously hurt.

Investigators are still looking into the cause but believe fireworks probably caused it.

 

 

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