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Toppenish Fire destroys 1200 acres

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TOPPENISH, Wash. -- A brush fire near Toppennish continues to devour brush near Highway 97.

So far, the blaze has eaten up 1,200 acres, about 15 miles south of Toppenish.

About 70 firefighters were on scene Saturday and they are now trying to make sure the fire is well contained. Smoke from the fire closed Highway 97 earlier today but now lanes in both directions are open.