Brush fire near Auburn is 100% contained, fire chief says

KING COUNTY, Wash. — A brush fire that ignited near Auburn on Sunday has been fully contained, fire officials reported Wednesday evening.

Crews said they would spend the evening checking for hot spots and would resume operations at daylight.

On Sunday, crews were called to the 35200 block of Southeast Green Valley Road at around 4:30 p.m.

Firefighters said the wildfire, dubbed the Green Valley Fire, was in difficult terrain and that there was little access, which is why a state Department of Natural Resources helicopter was called to help fight the fire.

By Monday morning, the fire had burned at least 50 acres. After King County fire officials asked for help, Washington State Patrol signed off on more resources at around 3 p.m.

KIRO 7 saw crews from Eastside Fire, Woodinville, East Pierce, Bellevue and Shoreline fire departments at the scene.

On Monday night, Level 2 evacuation notices were in effect. But Tuesday, it was downgraded to Level 1 and later lifted Wednesday. No one was evacuated.

Firefighters said dry conditions and wind had hindered the fight and advised the public to be cautious while doing outdoor activities.

KIRO 7 found the cause of the brush fire was from a burn pile “that got out of control.”

No injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged.

The brush fire is the third in the Puget Sound in days.

On Saturday, a brush fire in Issaquah burned 4 acres.

An 8-acre brush fire burned off Jensen Road in Eatonville on Friday.