Saltwater Park brush fire makes spectacular burn as neighbors watch

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Five acres of brush burned at Saltwater Park Monday evening
Shoreline Area News photo
As of 9:30pm Monday evening, August 27, 2012, Shoreline firefighters had almost full control of a brush fire that broke out around 7:30pm this evening at Saltwater Park in Richmond Beach.

The fire burned approximately five acres near the pedestrian overpass bridge which crosses the railroad tracks at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park.

Wind conditions changed several times during the fire, but fire crews were able to quickly strategize and prevent the fire from damaging the bridge, and from threatening any homes or private property in the area of the beach park.

Shoreline Fire called out all available crews
Shoreline Area News photo

No one was hurt fighting the blaze, which involved all available Shoreline crews. Neighboring fire departments were assisting with other emergency calls throughout the evening.

Flames could be seen in surrounding neighborhoods, as far away as Greenwood in Seattle, and people gathered to watch firefighters work at controlling the blaze and minimizing damage.

All available emergency services personnel were on hand
Shoreline Area News photo
The cause of the blaze is unknown tonight. Fire department spokesperson Melanie Granfors said that a damage estimate would not be available until tomorrow when officials from City of Shoreline Parks will be able to assess the damage.


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