Dry Conditions Spark Brush Fires

The Yakima Fire Department responded to two separate brush fires yesterday.

The first began around three p.m. on the 6100 block of Englewood Avenue.

A homeowner was burning weeds on his property when it quickly spread to several other plants, trees, and a neighbor's fence.

One man received burns to his arms and neck trying to put the blaze out.

Hours later, firefighters were called out to the 1900 block of Gordon Road between the Greenway and Berglund Lake.

Two bicyclists were first on scene and reported the fire

They saw juveniles running from the scene, but were unable to identify them.