Firefighters were called to a brush fire south of Bonney Lake this evening, but seven citizens shoveling dirt on the blaze had it mostly under control when they arrived.
“They had most of it knocked down by the time we got there,” East Pierce Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Jay Adams said.
A Washington State Patrol plane saw the fire and called East Pierce at 5:19 p.m.
The blaze spread to about 1/8 acre by the 13000 block of 198th Avenue East and 128th Street East.
No one was injured.
Officials are digging a fire line to contain the blaze, should it start up again. They plan to monitor the site for several days.
Investigators are still determining what started the flames, but a campsite was found in the area, according to East Pierce. Officials didn’t find anyone when they checked the site.