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Crews fighting 5-acre Key Peninsula brush fire

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
October 3, 2012 6:36 pm

Firefighters are working on a brush fire that has spread to 5 acres on the Key Peninsula, according to the Key Peninsula Fire Department.

The blaze is still moving near the 18000 block of 144th Street Kp N, Chief Tom Lique said.

Crews are still assessing whether the fire is threatening homes, but Lique said it’s still moving and hasn’t yet been contained.

“It doesn’t look like there are any homes that are in immediate threat,” he said. “We believe we’re going to get in front of it before anything major happens.”

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One has personal on scene, and a Pierce County strike team has been called, Lique said.

Lt. Dale Heidal, of the Key Peninsula F.D. station 44, uses a small hand line to knock down embers to a brush fire being blown by a stiff winds near the 18000 block of 144th KPN near Hwy 302 Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012. The fire burned through five acres of brush and young trees and threatened some homes for a while. Crews expected to be on the scene all night keeping watch on the fire. Dean J. Koepfler / Staff Photographer
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