No one was injured in a fire that destroyed three trailers near Littlerock on Thursday afternoon, according to the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.
Lt. Lanette Dyer said crews responded to reports of a half-acre fire on the 2900 block of 85th Avenue Southeast at about 12:30 p.m. When the crews arrived, the fire had spread to three trailers on the property.
A woman occupying one of the trailers was able to escape the fire and bring her cats to safety, Dyer said. The other two trailers were unoccupied.
Several other Thurston County fire departments — from as far away as Lacey — and the state Department of Natural Resources assisted in extinguishing the fire. Dyer said the property where the fire started abuts about 700 acres of forest.
“We could have been looking at a big disaster,” Dyer said. “We really depend on our neighboring departments in years like this.”
Fire and DNR crews were to remain at the scene for several hours making sure that the fire didn’t reignite.
Dyer said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.