Brush Fires Continue To Keep Everett Firefighters Busy

October 13, 2022

Everett Fire

Firefighters pulled more than 400 feet of wildland hose to reach the fire.

The wildland hose is lighter and easier to handle than standard fire hose.

Two members from Engine 6 wait for additional hose to be brought so they could reach the area of the fire.

The fire had been burning for some time.

The coal and ash would spread under the ground and slowly ignite vegetation.

It took a couple of hours to make sure there were no hotspots.

Firefighters had to cut through a fence and head into the brush.

An ax and digging tools were used to get under the vegetation that had been burning for some time.

Brush fires are happening with more frequency inside the Everett, Washington city limits as this dry spell continues into the Fall season.

Thursday afternoon crews ran more than 400 feet of wildland hose into thick brush in an area southwest of Horizon Elementary School after reports of a column of smoke seen from the woods.

Firefighters had to get through thick blackberry bushes and other vegetation to reach an area that had been burning for some time.

In addition to hundreds of gallons of water, fire crews used tools to break up the ground in the area of the fire as coals and ash slowly spread.

Everett Firefighters expect to remain busy with urban brush fires until we get a couple of days worth of steady rain to wet things down.

Here are a few photos to see the conditions they were working in today.

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