Brush fire near Muckleshoot bingo hall contained

At 1:48 p.m. firefighters from the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to report of a brush fire on a hillside behind the Muckleshoot Bingo Hall located at 2117 Auburn Way South.

The first arriving engine crew quickly attacked the fire towards the bottom of the hill. Employees from the Bingo Hall used portable fire extinguishers to contain the fire at the top of the hill as a second engine arrived. The fire burned nearly 1.5 acres before being contained. Crews remained on scene to check for hot spots. The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Valley Regional Fire Authority urges citizens to use extreme caution during this hot dry stretch of weather. Remember to dispose of smoking materials properly, use care while using barbeques and recreational fires and follow all burn bans.


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