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.
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Two helicopters, four fire engines, a water tender and three bulldozers, along with two 20-firefighter crews, were working on the fire.