Firefighters Extinguish Brush Fire in Webber Canyon Area

A fire that broke out yesterday evening in Benton City is now out.

The brush fire started between 4:30 and 5 PM in the Webber Canyon area.

It spread across 800 to a thousand acres.

Seventy firefighters from four districts and the City of Richland, along with a helicopter from the Department of Natural Resources responded.

Firefighters say only one house was threatened, but the wind shifted and it was not damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.