Thursday, August 13, 2015

Swan Creek Park Fire

Update: 8:00 AM - August 14.

As of Friday morning, the fire in the park is 100% contained. Firefighters from TFD and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue will be working hot spots throughout the day. No evacuations have taken place and no houses are currently threatened.
At approximately 7:00 PM August 12, firefighters responded to a reported brush fire in the south central portion of Swan Creek Park. First arriving companies from Central Pierce Fire and Rescue (CPFR) found a large fire burning in the under brush and trees. Crews from CPFR and TFD returned to the scene today to battle the approximately 5 acre blaze that was firmly entrenched in a steep ravine adjacent to the creek bed.

Preliminary indications are that the fire was ignited during one of yesterday afternoons lightning strikes. Operationally, fire lines have been created with a bulldozer where accessible and firefighters have carried in wildland hose lines and tools to attack the fire. There are currently no evacuations or structures threatened, and no injuries to report. Smoke may be visible for a few days before the fire is fully extinguished.