Firefighters Hold Wildfire Near Yakima - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

@ This Hour: Firefighters Hold Wildfire Near Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters in central Washington are gaining ground on a wildfire that burned across 15 square miles of grass and sagebrush.

Investigators, meanwhile, are looking into how three firefighters were hurt while fleeing their truck in the flames. A fire spokeswoman says they had driven down a driveway to protect a home that was threatened, but that the fire came up too quickly and they were unable to turn around.

They escaped with minor injuries after the fire burned down to the dusty dirt road and jumped across it. The remains of the scorched fire truck were found there.

About 200 firefighters have been assigned to the blaze, with another 100 expected by the end of the day today.

 

 

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