A wildfire that burned about 15 square miles near Yakima continued to put up smoke Monday, but with calmer winds firefighters were making progress.
A spokeswoman for West Valley Fire and Rescue, Christy Boisselle, said the fire is about 15 percent contained, “and if the weather cooperates they’ll have much more contained” Monday.
One of the biggest losses in the fire may be one of the department’s own firetrucks, worth $400,000.
Unable to turn around, it was caught by flames. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries, including sprains and singed hair.
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The fire that broke out Sunday in grass and brush also reportedly burned three homes and a number of outbuildings.