A brush fire in southwest Thurston County on Sunday was thought to have been triggered by high-voltage power lines after a power pole was cut down, a West Thurston Regional Fire Authority spokeswoman said Monday.
About 2:10 p.m. Sunday, several fire districts and the state Department of Natural Resources were dispatched to an area off Littlerock Road near Quality Rock Products, Lt. Lanette Dyer said.
The fire burned an area of dense vegetation, she said, but caused no other damage.
The fire was triggered by high-voltage power lines that fell to the ground after the wooden power pole was allegedly cut down, likely by those trying to steal and cash in on copper wire, Dyer said.
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McLane/Black Lake, East Olympia and Griffin fire districts also responded on Sunday, as well as Puget Sound Energy.