Brush fire threatens Bonney Lake homes | Slideshow

A two acre wildfire broke out near the gated community "The Summit" in Bonney Lake. The call for the fire was made around 3:56 p.m.

Firefighters were dousing the area around Panorama Heights and The Summit to prevent any flare-ups.

July 15 7:05 UPDATE: The Bonney Lake Police Department cleared the scene of the fire at 6:51 p.m. Fire crews will be mopping up hot spots overnight.


A two acre wildfire broke out near the gated community “The Summit” in Bonney Lake (click link for map).

The call for the fire was made around 3:56 p.m.

More than 30 firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue were called to fight the fire, plus supplemental units from Central Pierce and Orting Valley fire departments.

Central Pierce also provided a ladder truck to fight the flames.

An East Pierce official said several homes were threatened by the fire, but the wind pushed the fire downhill and away from the closest homes before any homes were burnt.

Bonney Lake police evacuated around 20 homes after the call was made, although residents were soon able to return to their homes.

EAST PIERCE post at 5:10 p.m.

“Currently firefighters from East Pierce, Central Pierce, Orting Valley on scene of this large brush fire, (Panorama Heights) area of‪#‎BonneyLake‬. East Pierce has called a general alarm to bring off duty firefighters back to work. Fire crews will be on scene of this event for a while to ensure its contained and stays out. Firefighters are worried about spot fires developing from the embers flying away and will be working to ensure those dont cause more fires. We will continue to keep you updated.”


More in News

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff want share of pay increases

After authorizing a strike, nutrition workers and bus drivers will vote on a tentative agreement Sept. 17. If they approve, school will stay in session.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff accept contract

A strike was averted last night when bus drivers and nutrition workers accepted their contract, but a union representative says few people are happy.

Fun run will benefit animal rescue group

Grab your furry friend’s leash and head out to Lake Wilderness Park on Sept. 29.

Why you may want a Hep A vaccine | Public Health Insider

While hepatitus A outbreaks happen mainly in homeless communities, PHI wants to avoid an outbreak in the general population.

The 12-acre fire, exacerbated by dry grass and winds, destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue
Brush fire burns 12 acres, several buildings and vehicles

This incident represents an example of strong mutual aid networks, said East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Backer.

Human remains identified as those of missing Enumclaw man

Kristian Burnstad was last seen alive on Feb. 7, 2017.

Learn about library levy at sessions in Bonney Lake, Sumner

The levy, which is on the November general election ballot, would increase to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value if approved by voters.

Time capsule contents sought; will be opened in 2063

Enumclaw wants to remember: what was it like to live in 2018?

Most Read