SEQUIM — An attempt to reduce a fire hazard ended in a blaze Wednesday afternoon when a mower blade struck a rock and ignited a grassy field.
Fire District No. 3 Assistant Fire Chief Roger Moeder said the blaze began along Old Olympic Highway when a resident cut the long, dry grass.
With help from wind, the grass fire burnt more than 1 acre of grass and threatened two homes.
“It’s dry,” Moeder said after the fire was extinguished. “And with this little wind, it just took off.”
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