Big Rock Brush Fire Update

Photo via Annette Whitaker Auldridge
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Big Rock, WA – Fire Crews from Big Lake and Clear Lake Fire Departments responded to a reported Brush Fire on top of Big Rock on Saturday, August 26th, 2017.

Photo Via Carmen Mauricio

Rich Dodd, Glacier District Manager from the Northwest Region of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources told SkagitBreaking.com in an email that the cause of the fire is still under investigation but it does look to be human related.

Photo via Annette Whitaker Auldridge

Along with Local Fire resources, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) had 12 firefighters working the fire on Saturday. Those firefighters included two  DNR engine crews with six firefighters, one DNR helicopter with three firefighters and two fire managers working the Big Rock Fire on Saturday Evening.

Video of the choppers can be seen by clicking  here. 

On Sunday, August 27th, 2017, 20 DNR firefighters, two DNR engines and a the DNR helicopter were able to contain the fire.

Today, Monday, August 28th, 2017, mop up of the fire continues with 20 DNR firefighters. Mop Up of the fire will continue over the next several days, according to Rich Dodd.

This is the second fire on Big Rock over the last five years.

 

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