A fire Sunday afternoon in the backyard of a Kennewick home is being investigated as an arson, according to police.
An off-duty Kennewick police detective saw the fire at 1500 W. 40th Pl. around 3:30 p.m., Officer Craig Hanson said. The fire was reportedly burning dried brush and was threatening nearby homes.
The detective was able to contain the fire with a hose until the Kennewick Fire Department arrived and put it out. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers 509-586-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.tricitiescrimestoppers.com