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Fire units from Mason County Fire District 2 responded to a brush fire that covered approximately 5 acres and moved east toward two occupied residences about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Mason County fire reports.
Approximately 35 firefighters fought the blaze and were able to control the flames in just more than three hours. They were assisted by other fire units from Mason and Pierce counties, and the Department of Natural Resources, which performed mop-up and overhaul operations throughout the night.
This is the second large fire for this year in the Razor Road area. The first fire was reported in February, during a cold dry spell, which burned approximately 4 acres.
Mason County Fire Marshal Craig Haugen and DNR investigators are investigating the cause.
Assistant Chief Ken Boad of Fire District 2 praised the crews for their hard work and quick response.
"Homes were being threatened by flames. Had it not been for the aggressive attack and quick deployment of resources by Capt. Dave Alberts, we would have lost homes," Boad said.