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30-acre wildfire burning on Key Peninsula

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm with No Comments »
August 31, 2012 2:03 pm

A quick-moving wildfire spread to nearly 30 acres on the Key Peninsula this afternoon, drawing about two dozen firefighters to battle the flames.

The blaze was reported shortly after noon near Wright Bliss Road and 150th Avenue KPN. It’s unknown what sparked the fire.

“In my 26 years here, this fire is one of the largest wildfires I’ve seen in the Key Peninsula,” said Key Peninsula Fire Department Chief Tom Lique.

Firefighters from Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One and the state Department of Natural Resources banded together to attack the flames, which chewed through acres of dry brush and conifer trees.

No structures were threatened.

A bulldozer helped dig fire break lines and a helicopter was scooping water from Carney Lake to drop on the blaze.

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