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.”