Evacuation orders lifted after massive fire at Fort Steilacoom Park

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Residents near Fort Steilacoom Park may now safely return to their homes, said Lakewood Police.

Residents were being asked to evacuate for a large brush fire that started Wednesday afternoon.

The three-alarm fire was at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood.

Washington Department of Natural Resources crews were called in to help West Pierce Fire & Rescue battle the blaze. DNR helicopters dropped water on the fire.

At 4:04 p.m., Tacoma Public Utilities reported that power was restored for 3,000 customers in the area. The power was out for around 30 minutes. However, TPU said additional de-energizing may be necessary as it continues to monitor the situation and coordinate with first responders.