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Rattlesnake Ridge Fire Burns More Than 100 Acres


MOXEE, Wash. -- A brush fire on Rattlesnake Ridge burned more than 100 acres and threatened several homes Thursday morning.

The fire started at about 1:45 a.m. and it took crews about four hours to contain it.

People living in a nearby trailer park were woken up and told to stand by in case the fire spread and they had to evacuate. It was containted before reaching the trailer park or any other structures.

The fire spanned both sides of Rattlesnake Ridge. Part of it came within a few feet of reaching Thorp Road.

The woman who called 9-1-1 to report the fire told dispatchers she heard what sounded like a gunshot, then saw a person driving away from the scene.

Investigators have not determined what caused the fire.