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Fire Emergency Declared in Benton County

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.

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