Brush fire contained quickly in Port Angeles
Arwyn Rice/Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles Fire Department and Clallam County Fire District No. 2 firefighters work to mop up a brush fire on the bluffs of the Rayonier Mill property just west of Ennis Creek in Port Angeles.
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Two Port Angeles Fire Department fire engines with assistance from a Clallam County Fire District No. 2 pumper truck and another support vehicle responded to the fast-moving fire, which was reported at about 4:30 p.m.
“The wind was pushing it, and we were worried it would get big real quick. We wanted to get in front before it went on a run,” said Port Angeles Fire Department Lt. Mike Sanders.
The fire was quickly contained, and by 5:30 p.m., the 13 firefighters on scene were mopping up remaining embers.
Sanders said firefighters found a tent and evidence of a homeless encampment that burned in the fire, but was uncertain if the fire began at that location.
Last modified: August 25. 2014 7:16PM