Fire Ignites on Washington’s Key Peninsula | 1

KEY PENINSULA, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary

A slow-moving wildfire is burning at the end of the road on 200th Avenue on the Key Peninsula in Pierce County, Washington State.  The fire sparked by an unknown cause and is said to be burning near the 2100 block of South Heron Island Boulevard.

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The unnamed fire on Heron Island Blvd and 21st is slow-moving. (Credit: KPN Fire)

Limited resources began pouring into the area around 1430 hours this afternoon.  Firefighters were given aid by KOMO TV 4’s chopper above in helping with access once off of the unmaintained and gravel road to the fire line.

Resources

DNR has one helicopter providing fire suppression from  air, with additional fire assets from various other departments on the way.

Fire Buffs

For those who cannot give enough and want to hear the wildfire call in action, here is a link to the Scanner Feed to this incident.   “Pierce County Fire Charlie” on                              — > http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/21268

Air Quality

Skies across the northern part of the Key Peninsula including Key Center is filled with a smokey and the KPN FD believes it is coming out of the Southern portion of Canada. Additionally, smoke can be seen East of the Olympics.

Other reports from nearby county, Kitsap is also receiving information smoke is flowing into their area.

Reminders

If you see fire apparatus, please avoid the area.

Additionally, please keep your drones out of the fire zone or air craft will have no choice but to be grounded until the airspace is cleared.

Those with smoke sensitivities should stay inside with closed windows and vents.  Try to keep fans circulating.  If this does not work, leave the area and wait for the smoke in the air to dissipate.

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