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Firefighters Battle to Save Kiona Cherry Orchard from Fire

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KIONA, Wash.- Firefighters rush to save a Kiona cherry orchard from a fast moving wildfire Thursday morning. 

Investigators say a Kennewick Irrigation District employee mowing near a canal sparked the blaze. 

Firefighters were forced to cut down a row of poplars in the greenbelt because they were too dangerous to leave after partially burning.

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