Firefighters Sarah Springob, from left, Tyler Gear and Zach Gear mop up a fire Sunday evening on state Department of Natural Resources land west of Port Angeles. (Clallam County Fire District No. 2)

Firefighters Sarah Springob, from left, Tyler Gear and Zach Gear mop up a fire Sunday evening on state Department of Natural Resources land west of Port Angeles. (Clallam County Fire District No. 2)

Wildfire put out on Department of Natural Resources land west of Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — A 1-acre wildfire west of Port Angeles that authorities believe was caused by an unattended campfire was extinguished by Clallam County Fire District No. 2 personnel Sunday evening, Fire Chief Sam Phillips said.

The blaze on state Department of Natural Resources land was reported to 9-1-1 at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Phillips said in a prepared statement.

The reporting person saw the smoke rising from a forested area off the Joyce-Piedmont access road north of U.S. Highway 101 near Lake Sutherland, Phillips said.

Fifteen Clallam Fire District No. 2 personnel responded, staffing three engines, two water tenders and three command vehicles.

County Joyce-area Fire District 4 sent a water tender and two firefighters.

The fire burned through timber, grass and brush in a former logging site about 1.5 miles up the Joyce Access Road.

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