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Yelm brush fire fueled by unseasonably dry conditions!

Aerial view of Yelm fire, October 12, 2022. Wal-Mart in upper right of photo.
Credit: KING-5 TV News, NBC Seattle

Unseasonably dry conditions a factor in fast-spreading Yelm brush fire

The Southeast Thurston Fire Authority said the fire engulfed more than 13 acres and approximately 15 homes were evacuated.

From KING-5 TV News, NBC Seattle:

The Southeast Thurston Fire Authority said calls first came in at around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, notifying them of a brush fire along state route 507 near Vancil Road.

Crews spent an hour and a half battling the flames, which spread across more than 13 acres and threatened approximately 15 homes.

Although the fire was eventually contained, Deputy Chief of Operations Kevin Denton said the dry weather created a perfect storm that allowed the fire to spread quickly.

Click here for the on-the-scene report.

Click here for the aerial video.

Posted by Steve on October 13, 2022 at 1:01 am | Permalink

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