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Brush fire near Muckleshoot Bingo Hall quickly contained
Firefighters from the Valley Regional Fire Authority doused a brush fire on a hillside behind the Muckleshoot Bingo Hall, 2117 Auburn Way S., early Thursday afternoon.
The first arriving engine crew quickly attacked the fire toward the bottom of the hill. Employees from the bingo Hall used portable fire extinguishers to contain the fire at the top of the hill as a second engine arrived.
The fire burned nearly 1.5 acres before being contained. Crews remained on scene to check for hot spots.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
The VRFA urges citizens to use extreme caution during this hot dry stretch of weather. Remember to dispose of smoking materials properly, use care while using barbecues and recreational fires and follow all burn bans.