A fire that scorched about two acres in Kennewick’s Zintel Canyon has been extinguished.
The blaze broke out near the 800 block of South Anderson Street around 11:40 a.m. While firefighters were sent to protect homes along the side of the canyon, the fire did not spread far enough to reach them.
Firefighters contained the flames by 1 p.m. and were putting out the remaining smoking areas.
The fire’s cause is under investigation.
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Volunteers have been trying this summer to clean up trash and graffiti in the canyon that’s popular with hikers.
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