Rock Island Brush Fire Closes SR-28

Fire Crews Battled High Winds In Controlling Tuesday's Blaze Near Rock Island.


(Rock Island, WA)…State Route 28 near Rock Island was closed for nearly an hour today as crews battled a brush fire in Douglas County. The call came out around 3:30 p.m. of a quickly moving brush fire at the intersection of Rock Island Road and SR-28. Soon thereafter Rock Island Road and SR-28 (Sunset Highway) was close in both directions as 30+ mile per hour winds blew smoke and ash easterly towards Rock Island.

We received these photos from Patty Royer (flames through car window) and Gwen Randall Funner (3 pics from above highway). As of 5 p.m., SR-28 and Rock Island Road appear to be reopened. In addition, flames and smoke are no longer visible in the area so kudos to fire crews!

Patty Royer brush fire photo
A view through the window of Patty Royer’s car as she passed Tuesday’s brush fire.
Gwen Randall Funner fire image 1
Gwen Randall Funner’s photo from above SR28 of Tuesday’s brush fire.
Gwen Randall Funner fire image 2
Another view from Gwen Randall Funner of Tuesday’s brush fire.

No word on the cause of today’s fire or any structure damage or acreage.

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Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in East Wenatchee with his wife, Marion and has one daughter, Gracie (21) and two stepsons Trent (26) and Taylor (21).