Wildfire near Yakima grows to about 500 acres

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire was threatening homes and power lines Sunday in an area west of Yakima, Washington.

The fire started late Saturday night and had grown to about 500 acres in grass, brush and standing timber by Sunday afternoon.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The blaze started at milepost 188 on State Route 12 and had since moved up the ridge. About 50 firefighters were battling the flames.

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