Barn Fire Spreads To More Than Nine Acres in Prosser
PROSSER, Wash.-- Prosser firefighters say it took about 35 minutes to put out this nine and a half acre fire.
They say their first priority was to protect the flames from getting to any of the nearby homes. We talked to a man who lives right where the fire started.
He says as soon as he smelt the smoke he grabbed about 150 feet of hose to keep the blaze from spreading. Luckily none of the homes got hit but some other damage was left behind.
"We had about seven cars in the area, we believed one of them to be a motor home that did burn, and another car that completely damaged," said Joel Byam, Prosser Fire Captain.
"I couldn't see anything, I didn't know if the flame was around me or not, and then we just ran out of there then the fire fighters got it with their bigger hoses," said Mike Boone, who lives right where the fire started.
Boone also says fire fighters told him if he wouldn't have tried to put out the fire with a hose when it started, he could have lost some of his property.
Fire fighters say no one was hurt. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.