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Brush fire near Lucas Road out, 14 vehicles destroyed

Scenes from a brush fire near the Yakima Training Center near Selah, Wash. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Jake Parrish / Yakima Herald-Republic)
Scenes from a brush fire near the Yakima Training Center near Selah, Wash. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Jake Parrish / Yakima Herald-Republic)
By Donald W. Meyers Yakima Herald-Republic

Selah Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lange said a brush fire that was contained to 300 acres has been put out, but there will still be smoke coming from parts of the area for the next day or more.

Selah Fire Department units were mopping up hot spots Tuesday night, said Capt. Matt Beers with the Yakima Training Center’s fire department. The training center, along with firefighters from Selah, Yakima, West Valley, East Valley, Niles and Naches were called out to battle the blaze that started Tuesday afternoon.

A total of 14 vehicles on the land were destroyed in the fire, Lange said. No firefighters or civilians were injured, Lange said.

The fire burned more than 300 acres and burned to the training center boundary. More than 50 firefighters and a military helicopter fought the fire, Lange said.

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