The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Fire hits logging site


April 16, 2020

Courtesy of Chris Gartski

A Washington Department of Natural Resources helicopter dumps water on an Elochoman Valley wildfire Sunday evening.

On Sunday evening, local fire crews responded to a brush fire, which burned 1.5 acres, at a logging site on Brenner Road in the Elochoman Valley.

The District 4 Fire Department, along with manpower and equipment from the Cathlamet Fire Department and the Puget Island Fire Department, were on scene from about 7 p.m. until midnight. The Cathlamet ambulance also responded.

The Department of Natural Resources took over what is now being referred to as the Duck Creek Fire.

"The terrain was tough," District 4 Fire Captain Randall Hoven said, "it's an active logging unit."

Courtesy of Chris Gartski

Smoke and steam rise from a logging site that ignited on Sunday. Crews from local fire departments and the state Department of Natural Resources responded to control the blaze.


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