Startling Before & After Photos from Richland’s Queensgate Fire on Saturday
It took several firefighters from all across the Tri-Cities to contain a weekend fire in Richland.
Below are images from Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson showing the scene of the fire and after.
The large fire started Saturday just before 9 pm along I-182 near the Queensgate area.
Richland Police responded to the fire near the Queareensgate overpass. The blaze scorched between 5 and 7 acres along the roadway, threatening nearby homes. A neighborhood on Jason Loop was evacuated due to flames coming dangerously close to the homes.
No homes were lost in the fire. Although, the fire destroyed an outbuilding and caused major damage to landscaping and fencing in the neighborhood. A few homes did suffer minor damages.
No one was injured in the blaze, however, one person was treated for smoke inhalation.
According to the Richland Police Department Facebook page:
There was no indication that the fire was started intentionally & RPD does not have any information as to the cause of the fire at this time.
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