Large Brush Fire Sparks Up In Union Gap
A large brush fire in Union Gap is 75% contained -- after multiple agencies were called out to battle it this afternoon.
The fire started around 2 today near the 3200 block of Goodman Road.
Crews say the fire is approximately 30 acres in size, and was threatening La Salle High School.
Firefighters set up a fire line and extra tank engines in case the fire came closer to the school, however, the fire eventually died down in that area -- now crews are keeping an eye on the embers.
"It's a very real threat," said Amanda Campos, "It's not like something you see on TV like 'oh, forest fire 500 miles away,' no, this is in my backyard, this is the high school that I went to."
Investigators believe the fire may have started from someone dropping a match.