Prosser home, motor home destroyed by out-of-control burn

A Prosser residence and a motor home were destroyed Saturday afternoon when the homeowner lost control of an outdoor fire, according to Benton County sheriff’s officials.

Firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1:15 p.m. emergency call at 11617 N. Griffin Road.

The homeowner, whose name was not available, reportedly “was burning some items outside the house and lost control of the fire,” said sheriff’s Cpl. John Thompson.

The fire spread to the motor home and destroyed it before moving on the one-story house, which was expected to be a total loss, Thompson told the Herald.

Two hours later, crews with Prosser Fire District 3 were still trying to extinguish the flames.

Thompson said it was not windy in Prosser at the time of the fire, but it was “super dry out” and hot.

A fire investigator will be called in to determine just what caused the fire. Thompson could not say what the homeowner was burning when it started.

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