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Crews battling brush fire in Eloika Lake area

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ELOIKA LAKE, Wash -

Update: Crews seem to be getting a handle on a brush fire burning in the Eloika Lake area. The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon. With the help of air craft and crews on the ground, firefighters now have a line around the fire, which should keep flames from spreading while they work to put the fire out. Air resources were released from the fire Tuesday evening.

Crews will remain in the area to monitor the fire over night.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Previous coverage:

Local fire crews as well as the Department of Natural Resources firefighters are working together to contain a small brush fire north of Deer Park on Tuesday. Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

Washington DNR says the fire is about 15 acres as of Tuesday evening. Crews are fighting the fire from the air and the ground with aircraft and handcrews in the area.

Firefighters are still working to contain the fire and do not have an estimated containment percentage. No homes have been reported in danger and no evacuation orders have been issued. No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation

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