By The Chronicle
A brush fire burning along Carr Road in Randle scorched about 10 acres before firefighters from Lewis County Fire District 14 and the state Department of Natural Resources had it under control.
The fire district was first dispatched at 2:10 Tuesday afternoon, said Chief Jeff Jaques. The fire was burning in the 200 and 300 block of Carr Road.
By Tuesday night, DNR crews had a fire line around the area. By Wednesday morning, they had laid out hose lines to attack the fire with water, Jaques said.
“They’re working on mop up,” he said Wednesday afternoon.
Nancy Marvin, public information officer for the DNR on the Carr Road Fire, said the fire was about 75 contained as of Wednesday afternoon.
A total of 37 personnel were still on scene, along with three engines, three water tenders and an excavator.
The fire burned on a combination of private and DNR-managed land. No houses were damaged or threatened.
“We do know it’s human caused,” Marvin said. Investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of the fire.
Burn restrictions have been in effect in Lewis County since July 18 due to dry weather conditions.
The Lewis County fire marshal has restricted outdoor building to only campfires on designated campgrounds or private land.