Everett Firefighters Battle Stubborn Brush Fire Above Pigeon Creek

October 18, 2022

Everett Fire

The fire is in a heavily wooded area above Pigeon Creek.

Initial Report 10-18-22 6:00 PM: Everett Firefighters are working another stubborn brush fire. This time in a heavily wooded area above Pigeon Creek. Access was the biggest issue for the crews who ended up having to trek up hundreds of yards through the brush to reach the fire. A drone was used to help guide firefighting efforts and monitor the area for hot spots. A strike team was called in made up of multiple wildland firefighters from area departments to provide personnel to help dig up the dirt to get to the areas that are burning just below the surface. Firefighters stayed on scene for several hours and then established a fire watch once darkness fell. At this time no structures are threatened. Here are some photos as the first Everett Fire crews arrived.

Firefighters had to first find the best path to where the fire was burning.

Firefighters used both regular hose and lighter weight wildland hose.

Hundreds of yards of hose were used.

The heavier hose was first run from the Engine up the hill and then the wildland hose added as they neared the fire.

Digging tools were as important as water in order to reach hot spots.

Everything had to be hand carried up into the woods.

Water was shuttled from one Engine to another.

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