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Monday, August 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Wildfire burns near Hanford, remains uncontained

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

A wildfire that burned over 8,000 acres near Hanford in the Highway 24 area on Thursday was zero percent contained as of 8:50 p.m.

The wildfire was reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and drew a response from Fire Crews across the state.

The Department of Natural Resources dubbed the fire the Cold Creek Fire.

The fire started between the Silver Dollar Cafe and the Yakima Barricade. The cause is unknown.

Mainly grass and scrubs are burning in the Highway 24 area and the fire is headed south towards Benton City, according to DNR spokesperson Guy Gifford.

It is a wind-driven fire, Gifford said.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for the area on Thursday, anticipating the high winds.

Red Flag Warnings are issued when conditions for wildfires are elevated due to weather conditions.

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