UPDATE: Crews douse brush fire near Lacamas Lake




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.