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Fire Burning Acres of Land After Lightning Strikes Near Webber Canyon

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -  Firefighters have responded to a fire near Webber Canyon and Benton City after a lightning strike causes the fire on a hill.

The fire is burning 4 to 5,000 acres of land.  Firefighters have saved a few homes in the area and are working to contain the rest of the fire.  A fish and wildlife plane is flying over and dropping water on the area fire.

Some viewers have sent in photos of the fire.  If you would like to send us your pictures, just email us at news@kndu.com!

Photo Credits:
Webber Canyon - Thanks to Eddie Emerson for pictures taken at 12:25pm South of Kiona, Evelyn Gregory for pictures taken at 12:30pm at the Horse Heaven Hills area, Lara Harmon for pictures taken at 1:30pm at the fire, Julie Clouse for pictures taken before and after the fire passed by the homes, Neal and Julie Miller for taking pictures from Pasco after lightning hit ground, and Steve Kinne and Ringold Aviation L.L.C. for taking arial shots.
Walla Walla - Thanks to Jeanne Fox for pictures of fires near Walla Walla.

Weather Authority Forecast

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 55°

Happy Weekend!

We started the day with scattered Thunderstorms, but now they have moved off to the east of us and we will stay dry through the weekend.

The departing system brought us cooler air and higher winds, so visibilities improved all around the region. But the wildfires continue to produce smoke, so we will continue to see smoke and haze into the weekend.

The Air Quality Alert Has Been extended until Tuesday

- Smoke returns over the weekend

Models are showing several weak disturbances moving through the region next week.  This will give us a slight chance (20%) for a showers & t-storms late Monday & into Tuesday and Wednesday. with highs in the mid 90s. 

Take care and have a great weekend!

Tim Adams


5-Day Forecast: Tri Cities

Saturday
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  • 92°
  • 55°

Sunny

Sunday
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  • 96°
  • 60°

Sunny, Hazy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 97°
  • 66°

Partly sunny, Stray PM T-Showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 96°
  • 64°

Chance Of T-Storms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 57°

Stray T- Shower

Currently in Tri Cities as of

  • 82°(Feels like 82°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:59:18 am
  • Sunset: 08:00:10 pm
  • Humidity: 31
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

5-Day Forecast: Yakima

Saturday
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  • 92°
  • 56°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 62°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 56°

Sunshine

Currently in Yakima as of

  • 83°(Feels like 83°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:04:27 am
  • Sunset: 08:06:39 pm
  • Humidity: 31
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

5-Day Forecast: Ellensburg

Saturday
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  • 93°
  • 56°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 56°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 59°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 60°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 57°

Sunshine

Currently in Ellensburg as of

  • 79°(Feels like 79°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.16 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:07:39 pm
  • Humidity: 40
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

5-Day Forecast: Walla Walla

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 65°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 96°
  • 67°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 66°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 67°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 68°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Walla Walla as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:56:20 am
  • Sunset: 07:56:35 pm
  • Humidity: 21
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

5-Day Forecast: Moses Lake

Saturday
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  • 92°
  • 56°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 63°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 64°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 61°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 59°

Sunshine

Currently in Moses Lake as of

  • 79°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:58:08 am
  • Sunset: 08:03:04 pm
  • Humidity: 34
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

Regional Conditions

Tri Cities
82°
Yakima
83°
Ellensburg
79°
Walla Walla
80°
Moses Lake
79°
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