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Busy weekend for Clallam County Fire District Three

August 11th, 2014 - 10:00am

(Sequim) While Fire District Three was marking its 100-year anniversary, crews were kept busy with more than the celebration.

The district fought two structure fires, three brush fires and provided medical aid to 30 individuals calling 9-1-1 over the weekend.

One structure fire occurred late Saturday night in Diamond Point. Firefighter were able to get the fire under control in about 45 minutes. No one was hurt and no value or cause of the fire has been determined.

At 8:30 Saturday morning a storage shed caught fire at 413 Dungeness Meadows.

At 11:00 am, a grass fire was reported at 155 Ashton Way. A malfunctioning riding lawn mower sparked the fire that burned through the 4 foot tall grass into brush surrounding several homes. The fire was brought under control within an hour.

At the same time, a brush fire was reported in the 1300 block of Holland Road. The 3 foot by 3 foot fire was quickly extinguished by bystanders and 2 firefighters.

Then, another brush fire was reported along Highway 101 at about 4:15 Saturday afternoon. It was burning in the area east of Old Olympic Highway for another brush fire. That fire was sparked by improperly disposed of smoking materials and involved an area approximately 30 feet by 75 feet in the brush and grass along the highway. The fire reduced visibility along the highway to less than 5 feet at times.

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