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.
Volunteers have been trying this summer to clean up trash and graffiti in the canyon that’s popular with hikers.
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