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Another Brush Fire Kicks Up in West Valley


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Updated June 20, 6:30 a.m.

A brush fire northwest of Yakima was doused by firefighters Thursday afternoon.

The fire started just before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Rocky Top Road and Summitview Avenue. It scorched 10 acres before firefighters were able to put it out.

The cause is under investigation but firefighters are calling it suspicious.

West Valley firefighters responded immediately and then called for units from Highland and Naches. In total, 32 firefighters and 11 units helped put out the fire. The Department of Natural Resources was also on scene.

Two homes were threatened but firefighters were able to protect them and they were not damaged.

Summitview Avenue was closed in the area for a short time during the fire.

While the Cottonwood 2 fire north of Selah has been contained, another fire in West Valley is causing traffic problems late Thursday afternoon.

Ouur news partner KNDO TV says a  brushfire is burning along Summitview Road on the way to Cowiche near Rocky Top Road. Crews are working to protect one home. Summitview Road was closed in both directions near the fire location, but is now open to traffic again.

This story will be updated.

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