Crews battle South Sound brush fires


Crews battled multiple South Sound brush fires Sunday, said officials with the Department of Natural Resources.

One fire started at about 2 p.m. near Roy at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. By 4:30 p.m. about 68 acres of brush had been extinguished with 20 still being worked on. Officials with JBLM told KIRO 7 the fire was not threatening buildings.

Firefighters were still battling between 10 and 20 acres of the fire around 9:00 p.m. Sunday. People in Roy and Yelm could see smoke from the fire. 

DNR officials said a brush fire south of Rochester, known as the Teague Fire, has burned 40-year-old timber and is threatening structures. On Sunday night, DNR officials said the fire was 30 acres in size.

A brush fire in Tenino, known as the Crane Road Fire, is more than 20 acres in size. One structure and multiple cars have been burned, and more homes have been threatened.

The Mill No. 5 fire, in Shelton, is threatening a lumber mill and is 21 acres in size as of 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

DNR officials said on Sunday night there was a brush fire in the Johnson Creek area and it's about 10 acres in size.

The cause of the brush fires is still under investigation.

No injuries have been reported.