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