The scene of a large brush fire April 18 in the 35200 block of Green Valley Road. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority

The scene of a large brush fire April 18 in the 35200 block of Green Valley Road. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority

Brush fire continues to burn off Southeast Green Valley Road

Fire prompts level-2 evacuation order

A large brush fire burning in the 35200 block of Green Valley Road outside Auburn has prompted authorities to issue a level-2 evacuation order.

A level-2 evacation order suggests a high probability of the need to evacuate by packing necessary items and preparing one’s family, pets and vehicle for potential departure.

Multiple fire agencies have been called in to fight the conflagration near Southeast 352nd Street off a private road just south of Highway 18. The fire began April 18 when a burn pile got out of control in dry, windy conditions, according to fire authorities.

Among the agencies responding were an air-strike team. One firefighter sustained a minor injury but remained at the scene. At the time of this report, there were no other injuries.


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