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Fire Burning Acres of Land After Lightning Strikes Near Webber Canyon

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Steve Kinne. Steve Kinne.
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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

Today's Forecast

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  • 75°
  • 49°

Good Evening!

It was "HDOY" Hottest day of the year, (so far)!  We had lots of sunshine today with afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s, that's twenty degrees above normal for some communities.

Now we are going into a "temperature roller coaster"… A strong cold front pushes through the Pacific northwest tonight and tomorrow morning.  This will cause temperatures drop 20 degrees tomorrow with highs topping out in the low mid 70s.  Wednesday also looks quite windy as the pressure gradient tightens.  A "Wind Advisory" has been posted for the Kittitas Valley where we might see winds gusting up to 50mph at times.

On Thursday, a weak upper level disturbance will produce partly sunny skies and a slight chance for a few showers or a stray Thunder-storm.

High pressure returns Friday with sunshine and temperatures warming into the low-mid 80s.  The warming trend continues into the Memorial Weekend with highs in the mid 80s to low 90s.

Be well and have a Great Evening!

Tim Adams


5-Day Forecast: Tri Cities

Wednesday
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  • 75°
  • 49°

Partly Sunny, WINDY & Cooler

Thursday
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  • 75°
  • 47°

Partly Sunny, Stray PM Shower

Friday
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  • 82°
  • 48°

Mostly Sunny

Saturday
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  • 87°
  • 53°

Sunny and Warmer

Sunday
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  • 89°
  • 55°

Sunny

Currently in Tri Cities as of

  • 82°(Feels like 82°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.7 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:14:28 am
  • Sunset: 08:32:48 pm
  • Humidity: 22
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

5-Day Forecast: Yakima

Tuesday
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  • 93°
  • 49°

Clear

Wednesday
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  • 73°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
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  • 75°
  • 50°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 53°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 57°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Yakima as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 26 mph, gusting to 36 mph
  • Barometer: 29.79 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19:02 am
  • Sunset: 08:39:30 pm
  • Humidity: 35
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

5-Day Forecast: Ellensburg

Tuesday
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  • 86°
  • 48°

Clear and windy

Wednesday
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  • 64°
  • 46°

Partly cloudy and windy

Thursday
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  • 72°
  • 48°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 51°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 56°

Sunny

Currently in Ellensburg as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 31 mph, gusting to 44 mph
  • Barometer: 29.8 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17:19 am
  • Sunset: 08:41:14 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

5-Day Forecast: Walla Walla

Tuesday
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  • 88°
  • 50°

Mostly clear

Wednesday
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  • 68°
  • 49°

A few clouds

Thursday
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  • 71°
  • 50°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 78°
  • 55°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 84°
  • 60°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Walla Walla as of

  • 80°(Feels like 80°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 20 mph, gusting to 29 mph
  • Barometer: 29.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:11:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:28:54 pm
  • Humidity: 34
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

5-Day Forecast: Moses Lake

Tuesday
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  • 91°
  • 53°

Mainly clear

Wednesday
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  • 69°
  • 50°

Sunny

Thursday
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  • 73°
  • 49°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 81°
  • 53°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 87°
  • 58°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Moses Lake as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 25 mph, gusting to 35 mph
  • Barometer: 29.69 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:11:56 am
  • Sunset: 08:37:00 pm
  • Humidity: 22
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Tri Cities
82°
Yakima
74°
Ellensburg
65°
Walla Walla
80°
Moses Lake
75°
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