About 10,000 acres have burned in a wildfire south of Wallula that is believed to have been started by a person, officials said.
The Vansycle Canyon Fire started at 3 p.m. Sunday and a statewide mobilization was authorized Monday to bring in more resources, said Deputy State Fire Marshal Ed Borgatti.
Several crews from the Tri-Cities were called to help, including firefighters from Benton fire districts 1, 2 and 4, and Hanford and Prosser fire departments.
By 6 p.m. Monday, crews had the fire about 60 percent contained, said Jimmye Turner, with the U.S. Forest Service in Walla Walla. No injuries and no damage to buildings or windmills were reported.
Two helicopters, four fire engines, a water tender and three bulldozers, along with two 20-firefighter crews, were working on the fire.