Firefighters battle pair of fires along Interstate 82

Firefighters are mopping up a pair of wildfires along Interstate 82 late Thursday morning.

The fires were about two miles apart near the exit for Highway 395 south of Kennewick. Benton County Fire District 1 is on the scene.

Officials are reporting it appears sparks after a tire came apart started the fires. They also discovered cigarettes on the edge of one of the fires.

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Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twitter: @cameroncprobert