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UPDATE: Crews Attacking Wildfire Near Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Light winds are helping firefighters gain ground on a wildfire that burned nearly 10 square miles of dry grass and sagebrush in central Washington.

Three firefighters escaped with minor injuries when their truck was trapped in the flames.

Fire officials earlier said the fire burned 10,000 acres, but downgraded that number to 6,200 acres later Monday after mapping the blaze. The fire was 15 percent contained.

It started Sunday about 10 miles west of downtown Yakima. The area around the fire is comprised of orchards, old farm houses, and recently built homes.

Firefighters had said three homes and several outbuildings burned Sunday, but West Valley Fire and Rescue spokewoman Christy Boisselle (boy-SELL') said they were unable to confirm the damage Monday.
      

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