Thurston County Emergency Management officials said about 100 homes were ordered to evacuate immediately before the fire was contained.
GRAND MOUND, Thurston County — Authorities say a brush fire south of Olympia in the Grand Mound area burned a half-dozen structures and a business before the fire was contained and evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday night.
Thurston County Emergency Management officials said the fire, which started near 183rd Avenue Southwest between Guava Street and Case Road, started and grew quickly near Interstate 5 Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities ordered people in about 100 homes around Sargent Road Southwest to evacuate immediately while the fire moved southeast.
The Thurston County sheriff said on Twitter just after 10 p.m. that the fire had been contained and that people could return to their homes.
Most Read Local Stories
- The myth at the heart of the praying Bremerton coach case
- Renton man, teenage daughters starved to death, medical examiner determines
- Fire damages landmark Wayne Apartments in Belltown
- Shootings in Seattle are increasing. Shootings connected to homelessness are increasing faster
- Cruise ship hits ice near Alaska coast, heads to Seattle for repairs
As of Tuesday night, officials say four homes, one business and two barns were lost. No injuries were reported.
Officials say the fire burned less than a square mile.