Large Brush Fire in Finley

About 100 firefighters stay busy battling a large brush fire in Benton countyin the Finley area -- southeast of Kennewick this afternoon.

As of 4:35 PM, about 500 acres have burned near the area of Toothacre and Meals Roads. The fire is now about 30-40% contained. No structures have been lost, although Benton County emergency management tells us 10-20 are threatened. As of right now, there has not been a determination of cause for the fire.           

Peirt Road is closed at Meals road and bystanders are asked to stay out of the area.