@ This Hour: Firefighters Gain Ground on Washington Wildfire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

@ This Hour: Firefighters Gain Ground on Washington Wildfire

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire that burned on nearly 10 square miles of dry grass and sagebrush in central Washington is now 55 percent contained.

Christy Boisselle, a spokeswoman for West Valley Fire and Rescue, says fire crews also have confirmed that four outbuildings and one vacant residence were destroyed in the fire, and a vacant structure owned by the Department of Fish and Wildlife was damaged.

Fences, pump houses and fruit trees also were damaged in the area.

The cause of the fire remains under investigations. It started Sunday about 10 miles west of downtown Yakima.
      

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