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Update: Fire at State Route 27 100 percent contained

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Brush fire near state route 27 and Hidden Hollow Drive. Brush fire near state route 27 and Hidden Hollow Drive.
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Update: The fire burning near State Route 27 is now 100 percent contained. Fire crews have trails around the whole fire. The fire started burning Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Crews will remain on scene through out the night to put out hot spots and flare ups. They hope to have the fire completely under control sometime on Tuesday.

Previous coverage:

A fire burning near State Route 27 and Hidden Hollow drive has now burned eight to 10 acres according to the Department of Natural Resources. Right now 100 firefighters are on the scene of the fire. At last report, the blaze was five percent contained.

The DNR says low humidity and high temperatures made for perfect fire conditions because of the lack of ground moisture. Two helicopters have been dispatched to survey the fire. 

Previous coverage:

Fire crews are on the scene of a five acre fire at Hidden Hollow Drive and State Route 27. Washington State Patrol says some roads in the area have been closed and even though houses are near by, no evacuations have been ordered at this time.

WSP also says fire crews are focused northeast of Hidden Hollow Drive and State Road 27. There are about 50 crew members fighting the fire, they say they are concerned about high temperatures and wind as they continue to fight the fire.

The fire broke out near a railroad track. No trains have gone by since the fire broke out, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific are on the scene. WSP would not confirm whether a spark from a passing train could have caused the fire.  

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