wa–washington wildfire

Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military's Yakima Training Center in Washington state.The fire grew to 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) on Friday morning, but was not threatening any structures.Fire spokesman Rick Acosta says the fire is being driven by winds through steep, rugged terrain. There are about 200 firefighters and several helicopters battling the blaze.