Field fire causes Kennewick apartments to be evacuated

Kennewick crews work to put out field fire near Gold Universe and several homes of W. Albany. (July 13, 2017)

A fourplex apartment building had to be evacuated for a short time due to a field fire near Golf Universe off Clearwater.

Battalion Chief Kevin Crowley says the dry conditions and the wind did cause the half-acre fire to spread quickly, which is why about 10 to 12 people had to be moved from the apartment as a precaution.

Crowley says they were able to keep the flames from damaging any homes and he adds they are still investigating the cause.

A neighbor said the golf range used to mow the half-acre field, but have not done it for the past few years.