Clallam County Fire District 2 firefighters, with assistance from surrounding districts, work to extinguish fire of beach logs and grasses that scorched a stretch of beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the north end of Four Seasons Ranch and threatened numerous homes on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Fire District 2 firefighters, with assistance from surrounding districts, work to extinguish fire of beach logs and grasses that scorched a stretch of beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the north end of Four Seasons Ranch and threatened numerous homes on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Beach blaze contained at Morse Creek

Saturday fire worried homeowners, but no structures affected

PORT ANGELES — A fire that burned down the beach at Strait View Drive near Morse Creek on Saturday threatened nearby homes but was contained before it spread, according to Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue Chief Jake Patterson.

“Several homeowners were out trying to extinguish it upon our arrival,” Patterson said at about 5:30 p.m. as he and other firefighters were engaged in extinguishing hot spots in the blaze.

Firefighters were dispatched at about 4:11 p.m. and had the fire contained about an hour later, he said. Fueled by heavy wind, the blaze covered about 330 by 100 feet.

The cause is under investigation.

Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue was aided by Clallam Fire District 3, Port Angeles Fire Distract and the state Department of Natural Resources.

A firefighter tosses a bucket of water on a hot spot of a beach fire at the north end of Four Seasons Ranch east of Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A firefighter tosses a bucket of water on a hot spot of a beach fire at the north end of Four Seasons Ranch east of Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Firefighters receive assistance with a bucket of water from a Four Seasons Ranch resident while fighting a beach fire that threatened homes along the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Firefighters receive assistance with a bucket of water from a Four Seasons Ranch resident while fighting a beach fire that threatened homes along the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Firefighters and residents team up to beat down a beach fire that threatened numerous homes in the Four Seasons Ranch area east of Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Firefighters and residents team up to beat down a beach fire that threatened numerous homes in the Four Seasons Ranch area east of Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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