Brush fire in Capital Forest called suspicious

Brush fire in Capital Forest called suspicious

Credit: West Thurston Rfa

Brush fire in Capital Forest called suspicious

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

A brush fire burning in the Capital Forest in Thurston County is being called suspicious.

West Thurston Fire responded to the fire at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday after someone called 911 and reported a large fire at the Capital Peak.

By daylight the fire had grown to 60 acres, located 3 miles south of the C line.

West Thurston is working with Department of Natural Resources and crews form McLane/Black Lake to get the fire under control. 

Because of the steep terrain and steady wind with gusts it beed difficult to fight the fire. 

Air support will deploy water dumps from the sky. 

Chief Scott from West Thurston has asked people to stay away from the area.

Air traffic is being restricted to allow DNR to get in safely and deliver the water needed to help combat the growing blaze. 

No homes or building are threatened.

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