Fire crews extinguished a half-acre brush fire Sunday in Capitol State Forest, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Fire crews from the Department of Natural Resources and the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority, and a water tender from McLane Fire and Life Safety, responded to the fire, called the Dark Horse Fire, on a spur road off of the D-4000 line about 9:30 a.m., according to Andrew Kondrack, a firefighter/EMT with West Thurston Regional Fire.
Department of Natural Resources reported that two engines, an excavator, two camp crews and two overhead crews responded to the fire.
No trees were involved, but the area where the fire spread included a slash pile, Kondrack said.
The fire was completely under control before 5:45 p.m., according to Department of Natural Resources dispatcher Diana Jensen.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation, she said.
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