A fire destroyed a Pasco mobile home on what started as a quiet Fourth of July.
Fire crews from Franklin Fire District 3 and other agencies responded to calls of a brush fire at 4:18 p.m. near 121 Alan Road, which spread to a mobile home and one other building, said Franklin Fire District 3.
One woman was checked for smoke inhalation.
It is not known if fireworks played a part in the fire.
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No other major fires were reported.
Fire chiefs from Benton and Franklin counties reminded residents to continue to be cautious when lighting any fireworks. Red flag warnings — meaning conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion — remain in effect because of high winds and extra dry conditions.
Man caught with stolen gun in Kennewick WinCo
Kennewick police arrested a man who is believed to have brought a stolen gun into a WinCo store on Monday morning.
Employees at the Clearwater Avenue store reported that two suspicious looking men entered the store early in the morning while two others waited outside, according to Kennewick police. Officers detained each person and learned that one of the men had a gun stolen from a vehicle in 2013.
Jacob O’Bannon, 32, was booked into Benton County jail for possession of a stolen firearm. No bail was posted.
No one else was arrested.
Car plunges into irrigation canal in Kennewick
A drunken driver crashed into an irrigation canal in Kennewick early Monday.
Alejandro Rodriguez, 18, allegedly drove through fences and continued for three yards before stopping in the canal at the 700 block of East Fourth Avenue, according to Kennewick police.
Rodriguez was booked into Benton County jail for driving under the influence. No bail was posted.
Kennewick police had help from dive rescue to pull the car out of the canal. No one was injured.