UPDATE: Crews douse brush fire near Lacamas Lake
Originally published September 13, 2012 at 11:16 a.m., updated September 13, 2012 at 1:42 p.m.
East county firefighters midday Thursday extinguished a brush fire on the northeast shore of Lacamas Lake.
The fire was reported at 900 S.E. Leadbetter Road just after 11 a.m.
Crews with the Camas-Washogual Fire Department arrived on scene to find an active fire. Crews requested assistance from the Vancouver Fire Department and East County Fire & Rescue.
Crews doused the flames but not before it burned a few acres, said Camas-Washougal Chief Nick Swinhart. It was hard to extinguish immediately because it moved into trees and heavy brush, he said.
A crew remained on scene through the afternoon to make sure the fire didn’t rekindle, Swinhart said.
No structures were burned or threatened by the flames.