UPDATE: 10,000+ Acre Yakima Wildfire Now 15 percent Contained - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: 10,000+ Acre Yakima Wildfire Now 15 percent Contained

YAKIMA, Wash.- Fire officials say a quickly spreading wildfire in central Washington covered the nearby city of Yakima in smoke, destroyed at least three homes and several outbuildings and was threatening about 100 more homes. The wildfire is now about 15% contained and fire officials say they hope to get a handle on the fire sometime today.

The fire started Sunday afternoon about 10 miles west of the city and had grown to 7,000 acres by 7:30 p.m. As of early Monday morning, fire officials said the wildfire, called the Cowiche Fire, had grown to 10,000+ acres. Heavy winds were pushing the blaze toward an area where large houses have been built amid irrigated orchards and dry sagebrush. There's no word on how the fire started.

Firefighters have been going door-to-door asking residents to leave their homes. One fire engine has been burned, and three firefighters were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, mostly smoke inhalation.

Evacuees are being asked to go to the West Valley Middle School, where Red Cross has set up a makeshift living area. Right now there is no estimated containment time.

Also, KNDU-TV is reporting that as firefighters were going door-to-door to help people evacuate, they found a massive indoor pot-growing operation. That information comes from a group of evacuees who spoke with KNDU reporters and has not been officially confirmed.

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