Fire came close to two homes but firefighters were successful in knocking it back
A rapidly burning brush fire threatened at least two homes perched above NW Lakeshore Avenue this morning. Before flames could reach the homes the blaze was knocked down by firefighters with Clark County Fire District 6.
The fire was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (Sept. 15), and quickly spread from Lakeshore Avenue up the hill toward a neighborhood of large homes. Three engines and one squad were called to the scene, and firefighters donned wildland fire gear to traverse the steep hill and get water on the flames. While the fire did come close to two homes firefighters were successful in knocking it back.
The Fire Marshal’s office will determine both the cause and damage estimate of the fire. No one was injured in the fire, and firefighters will spend the balance of the morning dousing any hot spots.
This fire bears as a reminder of the tinder dry conditions existing in the Pacific Northwest.
Information provided by Clark County Fire District 6.