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Brush Fire in Finley

FINLEY, Wash. -- A grass fire lights up piles of brush in Finley. Firefighters say that without some quick decisions, the fire would have gotten much larger. Fortunately, Benton County Firefighters said they were on the scene quickly and able to get control of the fire.

Two or three acres were burned southeast of the South Piert Road and East Straight Bank Road intersection in Finley. And while this fire was not that big, firefighters say with all the other fires in the area they are getting exhausted and their resources are wearing thin.

Benton County Captain Jeff Ripley says, "It has been very active, unknown when it is going to stop. Certainly not until it cools down and that's not going to happen any time soon."

Ripley says he just hopes that Benton County and other fire agencies have a chance to rest soon. Firefighters are allowing Saturday night's fire to smolder out so people living in the area should not be alarmed if they see smoke.

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