Peterson Lake Brush Fire

A brush fire forced the closure of Highway 104 on Friday, September 9th. The fire consumed approximately 7 acres of brush and forest, including some PUD-owned timberland.

Crews from Jefferson County, Clallam County, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) were called in to contain the fire which originated on DNR property near Discovery Bay at mile post 2 on Highway 104.

The fire spread from DNR property onto PUD property near Peterson Lake. Approximately 2 acres trees and underbrush on PUD property was burned before the fire was contained.

Dry and windy conditions led to two additional spot fires in the area in the days after the initial fire extinguished. All fires in the area have now been contained.

Images shows burned trees and undergrowth with fire crews in red suits clean up the area.
Fire crews sweeping forest for hot spots after the main fire on DNR and PUD property was contained. Approximately 2 acres of PUD forestland was burned during the event.
A dry grass and treed hillside where the fire burned from the road edge to the treelike in the distance. A red fire service water truck is in the left side of the photo.
Dry conditions and wind let to the fire spreading. Fire crews used water trucks and even helicopter support to suppress the fire.

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