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How Dry Is It? Big Brush Fire Started by Hot Combine Ball Bearing
From Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, a number of fire crews from Benton County, even Walla Walla and College Place, battled a 500 acre brush fire that torched ground near Locust Grove Road south of Kennewick.
Now, according to Benton County Fire District 1 officials, they found the cause. …
Summer Record for Electricity Use Broken 3 Days in a Row!
It's. Been. HOT! But you knew that. But you may not have know that the Bonneville Power Administration's record for peak summertime electricity consumption three days in a row! Due to temperatures in Portland and the surrounding areas being over 100, the air conditioner use has skyrocketed…

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