15 acres burn along Pacific County dunes

Pacific County Firefighters were called over the weekend for a dune fire that burned over a dozen acres.

Fire District #1 was dispatched to the large fire in the dunes and the flames were reportedly moving very fast and threatening several houses. Firefighters responded, calling in resources from other agencies.

The fire burned approximately 15 acres of dune grass. All of the homes in the area were saved, although at least one has damage from the fire. The District reports that warm temperatures, dry grass, and brisk winds all contributed to the fire spread.

Pacific County Fire District #1 said that Ilwaco Fire, Long Beach Fire, and Chinook Fire Departments all assisted in the effort, as well as the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, WA State Parks, and the WA Department of Natural Resources.

Fire District #1 made special note to thank the nearby residents who “brought water to fill our vehicle tanks, and rehydrate our firefighters.”








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