Crews from more than half a dozen agencies are still fighting a brush fire that threatened several homes along Highway 12 Monday afternoon. No injuries have been reported, but firefighters from the Gleed, Highland, Selah, Firing Center, East and West Valley and Yakima fire departments are on the scene of the fire, which has blackened about 30 acres, according to Tom Schneider, shift commander for the Yakima Fire Department.

The fire, which is in the vicinity of McCormick Road, west of Highway 12, apparently started accidentally in a field, then spread quickly.