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Fire Burning Acres of Land After Lightning Strikes Near Webber Canyon

Steve Kinne. Steve Kinne.
Steve Kinne. Steve Kinne.
Steve Kinne. Steve Kinne.
Steve Kinne. Steve Kinne.

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

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Good Evening!

We've enjoyed partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies today with a few showers at times.  Morning temperatures in the upper 30's-mid 40s, mid-upper 50s by noon and afternoon highs in the low-mid 30s.

Hello Autumn!  Fall begins tomorrow at 1:02 PM…  High pressure returns this weekend with dry weather and a slight warming trend with highs climbing into the low-mid 70s. Even warmer early next week with highs near 80.

Be well and have a Great Evening!

Tim Adams

4-Day Forecast: Tri Cities

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Mostly Sunny and Warmer

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  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
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  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

4-Day Forecast: Yakima

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Tuesday
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  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:50:57 am
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  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

4-Day Forecast: Ellensburg

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Mostly sunny

Monday
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More clouds than sun

Tuesday
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A few clouds

Currently in Ellensburg as of

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  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:50:56 am
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  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

4-Day Forecast: Walla Walla

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Clouds giving way to sun

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Mainly sunny

Monday
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Cloudy

Tuesday
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Plenty of sun

Currently in Walla Walla as of

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  • Overcast
  • Wind: WSW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:42:03 am
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  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

4-Day Forecast: Moses Lake

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Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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More sun than clouds

Monday
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Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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Abundant sunshine

Currently in Moses Lake as of

  • 59°(Feels like 59°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:05 am
  • Sunset: 06:52:17 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

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Tri Cities
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Yakima
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Ellensburg
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Walla Walla
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Moses Lake
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