Kennewick city officials Close Zintel Creek Canyon or the Spirit of America Trail due to suspicious fire and unsafe conditions...STAY AWAY

My Husband and I regularly walk the Canyon with our dogs so I was very concerned to see the fire which scorched some 6 acres of brush on Tuesday. The rugged area has a lot of brush and came uncomfortably close (50 feet) to nearby homes...luckily no property was damaged.

The stretch of the Spirit of America trail is closed  from the West 15th Avenue access point to the south-end of the trail at 24th Avenue...According to reports, the fire is suspicious and detectives are investigating to determine an exact cause.

A few years ago the City hired a herd of goats to help clear some of the over grown vegetation... Great Idea