FINLEY, Wash. -- It didn't take long for these winds to whip up three-separate wildfires along Highway 397 Wednesday afternoon.
Each fire was eventually put out but heavy winds didn't help.
Fire crews told Action News a dry winter left many areas prone to fires.
"It allows the fuels that were dead from last year to dry out to the point where you get enough wind behind them, they're gonna burn pretty actively," said Captain Jeff Ripley. "That's what happened here today."
No homes were at risk from the fires. They lasted about an hour before fire crews got them stamped out.
Highway 397 was closed for nearly an hour at Bowles Road as crews worked to contain the fire.