RICHLAND, Wash. - Benton County has issued a Declaration of Fire Emergency. It started at 5:30 tonight.
The declaration was issued because of the 9,000+ acre fire burning near Benton City. It means Benton County is facing a fire that could exhaust their resources, and they'll need outside help.
A state mobilization plan is now in effect, which will provide personnel, equipment and other resources from around the state.