The fire that scorched 70 acres on Bateman Island is now "100% controlled."


Various departments have been assisting in the firefight including Benton County, Franklin County, and Hanford Fire.

Franklin CO Fire #3 Firefighter Mark Torrescano

UPDATE: Fire officials say the fire was likely caused by people, as there was no lightning. The fire has now scorched 2/3 of the island, over 100 acres. Bateman Island will now be closed indefinitely.