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UPDATE: Fire out in Kennewick’s Zintel Canyon

Zintel Canyon fire

Battalion Chief Kevin Crowley of the Kennewick Fire Department provides preliminary details about a fire that scorched Zintel Canyon just north of the 10th Avenue bridge.
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Battalion Chief Kevin Crowley of the Kennewick Fire Department provides preliminary details about a fire that scorched Zintel Canyon just north of the 10th Avenue bridge.

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.

Kennewick resident Jeff Wiens is organizing a community meeting with city officials on July 17 about improving the Spirit of America Trail in Zintel Canyon through community involvement.

This is the fourth fire in the canyon this year, and the second time in a month.

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

Check back for updates.

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